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200006 PS Introductory Seminar Biological Basis of Experience and Behaviour (2021S)

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

The course will be held in a digital format. Information will be provided via Moodle.

Wednesday 10.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 30.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation. Performance in online multiple choice tests.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course attendance is required (2 absences are allowed without penalty). Each online test will be evaluated separately and performance average will be calculated for the final note. 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

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