Systems Neuroscience

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Doel vak

- Understanding of approaches to study the central nervous system in an
integrated and multidisciplinary way with a strong focus on how the
complexity of the brain is required for complex behaviour.
- The ability to write a research proposal from a systems neuroscience

Inhoud vak

Systems Neuroscience is a "way of life": approaching the study of the
central nervous system in an integrated and multidisciplinary way. Once
learned in an exemplar system, the systems approach can be applied to
essentially any functional system in the CNS. In this course we will
restudy the organization of essential systems, such as the sensory and
motor systems, associational systems, autonomic nervous system and
hypothalamus, etc. This will to a large extent consist of
textbook-based homework assignments with short presentations and
discussion. The core of the course will take examples of systems
involved in learning and memory, in particular those involved in
declarative learning and memory. Based on selected review- type
papers/chapters we will a) follow the development of concepts over
time; b) discuss the relationship between technology-development and
experimental approaches c) study and discuss different approaches and
d) integrate those into a concept of systems neuroscience.


Lectures, homework assignments, presentations, and tutored discussions.
Contact hours: 24
Selfstudy 48


Self-study with evaluations by way of presentations and discussions;
final thesis on a self-selected topic.

Vereiste voorkennis

Principles of Neuroscience or similar advanced neuroscience course


Kandel ER, Schwartz JH, Jessell TM Principles of Neural Science, 2000,
4th edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0-07-112000-9. All chapters
This book will be used in the course as background literature and for a
large part of self study assignments. Other literature will be provided
during the course or will be self-selected.

Overige informatie

prof dr Taco de Vries; Dr P Voorn

Guest lecturers: dr Nathan Marchant, dr Tommy Pattij, dr Ysbrand van
der Werf, dr Ingo Willuhn, dr Matthew Self

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Basic neuroscience

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_470712
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. T.J. de Vries
Examinator prof. dr. T.J. de Vries

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