Course ObjectiveIntroduction to the field of cognitive neuroscience: understanding the
biological mechanisms underlying cognitive processes such as learning
and memory, discussing recent developments in the field with leading
scientists, and acquiring knowledge on how the brain, and its different
cell types, function.
Course ContentIn the first course of this Minor, you will learn the basics of
cognitive neuroscience through a series of introductory lectures on
and (dysfunctional) cognitive behavior. More specifically, we will
teach you the structure and function of the major building blocks of the
brain, ranging from single cells to neuronal networks, and from emotion
to motor control. We combine workshops and keynote lectures, delivered
renowned neuroscientists, to discuss recent advances in the field of
learning and memory, brain plasticity,
and brain disease (e.g., Angelman syndrome, OCD).
Finally, you will learn about and experience various technical
approaches to measure the brain (e.g., histology) in hands-on
Teaching MethodsLectures 25 hours 44% 2.6 ECTS
Workshops 16 hours 28% 1.7 ECTS
Practicals 6 hours 11% 0.7 ECTS
Keynote lectures 8 hours 14% 0.8 ECTS
Quiz 2 hours 3% 0.2 ECTS
Total 57 hours 100% 6.0 ECTS
Method of AssessmentWritten exam & assignments
Entry RequirementsNo special requirements.
LiteratureRecent literature, to be announced at the start of the course.
Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience
Carlson, Neil R.
CH2, CH3, CH5, CH6 (pg. 136 - 146), CH7 & CH12
Target AudienceOpen to students from all educational backgrounds (e.g., exact, social,
life and economic sciences) with an interest in the brain and mind.
Additional InformationCoordinators: Christiaan de Kock and Sophie van der Sluis.
No special requirements to be met.
Part of minor Brain and Mind.
This minor course requires a minimum of 25 participants to take place.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. S. van der Sluis|
|Examiner||dr. S. van der Sluis|
dr. H.K.E. Vervaeke
dr. S. van der Sluis
prof. dr. S. Spijker
dr. C.P.J. de Kock
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Computer lab, Study Group, Lecture, Practical|