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200006 PS Introductory Seminar Biological Basis of Experience and Behaviour (2020S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 11.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 25.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 01.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 22.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 06.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 13.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 20.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 27.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 03.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 10.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 17.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Wednesday 24.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Mental processes are attributes of biological organisms and their brains. This seminar provides basic information of biological processes, which define and support life. A particular emphasis will be laid on the regulatory mechanisms governed by brain.

The themes include: Biochemical basics of life, metabolism. Cells and tissues. Neuron, neuronal tissue, nervous system. Cellular communication, signalization, neurotransmission. Endocrine and neural regulation. Genetics, behavioral genetics. Methods of behavioral brain research.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation. Multiple choice tests. Presentations. Course activity.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course attendance is required. Performance score is computed based on several measures (see above). Mapping of performance to grades is as follows: 100-91% = 1, 90-81% = 2, 80-71% = 3, 70-51% = 4, 50-0 % = 5.

Examination topics

Themes and contents presented and discussed in the course.

Reading list

Primary recommended literature:
Bear et al.: Neuroscience, Wolters Kluwer

Secondary literature:
Starr, McMillan: Human Biology, Cengage Learning
Breedlove, Watson: Biological Psychology, Sinauer Associates
Kandel et al.: Principles of Neural Science, McGaw-Hill

Association in the course directory

70231

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21