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300280 SE Principles of Brain Evolution (2017S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 25 participants
Language: German, English



Vorbesprechung am 03.03.2017 um 15 Uhr im Seminarraum Neurobiologie (UZA 1, 3. Ebene, Raum 3.005). Veranstaltung findet immer am Freitag von 14 - 15 Uhr statt.


Aims, contents and method of the course

How did a structure as complex as our own brain ever evolve? The seminar is discussing various structural and functional aspects of nervous system organisation ranging from simples nerve nets in cnidaria to multilayered cortical areas in primates. Topics include among other "Human Brain Evolution", "Neuronal Proliferation and adult neurogenesis", "Brain Organisation of Reptiles and Birds", "Brain Patterning", "Sensory Systems", "Candidate Genes for Brain Evolution".

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Association in the course directory

MVN W-11, MMB V-3

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