Full course description
This course provides an in-depth description of biopsychological concepts that are relevant to the field of neuroscience. It covers elements from functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and psychopharmacology, as applied to brain and behaviour research. Major emphasis will be placed on the macro- and microanatomy of the brain and on molecular, i.e. neurochemical and neurobiological, mechanisms related to neurotransmission, hormones and drug action. With respect to ‘function’, a detailed description is given of processes underlying sexual behaviour, affective behaviour, motivated behaviour and cognitive processes. The course also encompasses practical training in a neuropsychological experiment in which you will participate to investigate the link between biology and psychology. You have to analyse the data collected during the experiment and makes a poster of the results.
Students will be able to understand:
- biology underlying fundamental psychological processes;
- integrating biology and psychology to understand brain and behaviour functions.