Course Identification

Human Neuroscience
20243452

Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Dr. Michal Ramot, Prof. Rony Paz, Dr. Rita Schmidt
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Course Schedule and Location

2024
Second Semester
Sunday, 09:15 - 11:00, FGS, Rm A
14/04/2024
07/07/2024

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

Life Sciences: Lecture; 2.00 points
Life Sciences (Brain Sciences: Systems, Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Track): Lecture; 2.00 points
Life Sciences (ExCLS Track): Lecture; Elective; 2.00 points

Comments

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Prerequisites

No

Restrictions

40

Language of Instruction

English

Registration by

26/02/2024

Attendance and participation

Expected and Recommended

Grade Type

Numerical (out of 100)

Grade Breakdown (in %)

30%
70%

Evaluation Type

Final assignment

Scheduled date 1

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Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)

2

Syllabus

At its core, neuroscience is the endeavor of understanding the link between particular brain states and behavior. Studying humans has the advantage of allowing us to measure not only overt behavior, but also gives us access to the internal states and experiences of our subjects. We can therefore study much richer, more complex behaviors. This course will cover some of the fundamental approaches in human neuroscience: behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, computational approaches, neuroimaging and other neural recording techniques in humans. This will be done through examining a wide range of topics, from low-level vision to complex cognitive skill such as memory and learning. Focusing on the link between brain and behavior, we will discuss the organization of the brain into networks, plasticity, individual differences, and what goes wrong in neurological and psychiatric disease.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the different approaches to the study of human neuroscience, and be familiar with the main tools that are used in this field. 

Reading List

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Website

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