Surgery for Intractable Movement and Psychiatric Disorders
Full course description
The aim of this workshop is to guide the participants through the first key steps of neuroscience experiments related to movement and psychiatric disorders. Students receive relevant knowledge via an interactive lecture and have the opportunity to apply this in a semi hands-on setting. Students are also shown stereotactic surgery that is used to selectively lesion brain areas, to chronically infuse drugs into brain areas and to deep brain stimulate and electrophysiologically record from brain areas. Also, there are discussions on behavioral tests used to study the functional consequences of the neurosurgical interventions.
Students will be able to understand:
- stereotactic surgery for movement;
- psychiatric disorders.