Neuroscience and the Biological Bases of Behaviour

Subject code: PY4207:03 

In this subject students will be introduced to the key theories and concepts relevant to the biological bases of behaviour, sensation and perception.

Coverage includes the structure and function of the nervous system, how information is transmitted in the nervous system, the role of biological factors in cognition and motivated behaviours; and the anatomy and physiology of the sensory systems from periphery to cortex.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the ways in which the nervous system functions in sensation, perception and processing of information.
  • Critically evaluate and apply theoretical models and methods of the biological bases of behaviour to propose solutions to current global health challenges.
  • Communicate proposed solutions to current global health challenges to a variety of audiences.

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