Course ObjectiveGain insight into the structure and function of the nervous system and
the role of the nervous system in (ab) normal behavior.
Course ContentConcepts from biology relevant to the processes studied in psychology.
The structure and organization of the central and peripheral nervous
system, neurotransmission, psychotropic drugs and the biological
mechanisms underlying perception, motor skills, emotions and the higher
cognitive functions (memory, speech, consciousness) are discussed. The
lectures also deal with neurological disorders (Parkinson's, Broca's
aphasia, Alzheimer's, etc.) and the biology of behavioral disorders
(sleep disorders, psychoses, anxiety, depression, addiction).
Method of AssessmentExam
LiteratureCarlson and Birkett - Physiology of Behavior
(12th Ed). Pearson. Available at the VU bookstore
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. D. van t Ent|
|Examiner||dr. D. van t Ent|
dr. D. van t Ent
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