Introduction To Behavioural Neuroscience 1B
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- 31 Jul 2023
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- Develop and apply an understanding of key areas of neuroscience to human and animal behaviour.
- Identify and use appropriate information sources in behavioural neuroscience to support oral and written arguments.
- Assess common methodologies and experimental outcomes in key areas of behavioural neuroscience.
- Develop logical, well supported and appropriately referenced written arguments and conclusions based on empirical evidence.
- • Sensory systems.
- • Motor systems.
- • Hormones.
- • Body homeostasis.
- • Learning and memory.
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The ability to sense and respond to our environment is critical to the survival of all living things, from the simplest of single celled organisms right up to complicated animals like us. In this subject, we will explore how we sense our environment, and how our brains use this information to guide behaviour. We will focus on four broad areas; first, we'll investigate the senses, smell, taste, vision, hearing, and touch. Then, we'll learn how hormones affect multiple body systems to get us ready to act on our environment. Next, we'll learn about the internal processes that keep our bodies working efficiently. Finally, we'll uncover the mechanisms of learning and memory.
- Individual Oral Presentation (750 word equivalent) (20%)
- Online topic quizzes (1500 word equivalent) (40%)
- Individual Laboratory Report (1500 words) (40%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.