Neuroscience and Behaviour (C1087)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

The module deals with nervous and hormonal bases for sensory perception and behavioural action by humans and other animals.

You will be introduced to the basic components of the nervous systems: neurons, synapses and neurotransmitters, and learn how neurons transmit signals and processes information. You will also cover specialisation of the cerebral cortex, looking at lateralisation and language, as well as sensory processing and perception, exemplified by the visual pathway from the eye to specialised feature detectors in the cortex. Finally, lectures on feeding deal with neural and hormonal controls in behaviour.

Teaching

86%: Lecture
4%: Practical
11%: Seminar

Assessment

50%: Coursework (Essay, Problem Set)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 27 hours of contact time and 123 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: