Students

Minor Genes, brain and behavior

2019-2020

During this minor, you will gain comprehensive knowledge about how our genes and our brain affect our cognitive processes, health and behavior. You will learn to read and value literature on cognitive processes, neuroscience, and the genetics of disease and behavior. You will also learn to set up and perform psychophysiological and neurocognitive experiments and analyze genetic datasets.

Info

Language English
Credits 30 EC
Start date 01-09-2019
Faculty
Minor Genes, brain and behavior
Description
The minor consists of two skill courses, two knowledge courses, and an
application course offered by the departments of Biological psychology
and Cognitive psychology. The skill courses primarily aim to provide
students with skills required to do research in the area of genes,
brain, and behaviour. The knowledge courses provide students with a
solid theoretical foundation in the areas of behavioral genetics, brain,
and cognition. Finally, the application course aims to provide skills
and knowledge to do psychophysiological and cognitive research.

If you have any questions, please send an email to studiekeuze.fgb@vu.nl
Course Name Period Credits Code
Analyses Toolbox P1 6EC P_BANATB
Cognitive Neuroscience P1 6EC P_BCOGNEUS
Genes in Behaviour and Health P2 6EC P_BGBEHE
Research toolbox P2 6EC P_BRESTBX
Psychophysiological and Cognitive Applications P3 6EC P_BPCAPP