Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Introduction to the field of cognitive neuroscience: understanding the biological mechanisms underlying cognitive processes such as learning and memory, discussing recent developments in the field with leading scientists, and acquiring knowledge on how the brain, and its different cell types, systems, and function.
In the first course of this Minor, you will learn the basics of cognitive neuroscience through a series of introductory lectures on brain function and (dysfunctional) cognitive behavior. More specifically, we will teach you the structure and function of the major building blocks of the brain, ranging from single cells to neuronal networks, and from emotion to motor control. We combine workshops and keynote lectures, delivered by renowned neuroscientists, to discuss recent advances in the field of learning and memory, brain plasticity, and brain disease (e.g., developmental disorders, Angelman syndrome, PTSD). Finally, you will learn about frontier brain imaging methods (e.g. MRI) and experience various technical approaches to measure the brain (e.g., histology) in hands-on practicals.
Lectures, practicals and literature study.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Written exam & assignments
Some background in psychology and biology is recommended. A background in psychology, biology, or medicine is highly recommended.
RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
Biological and Cognitive Psychology
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