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300280 SE Principles of Brain Evolution (2020S)

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


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


max. 15 participants
Language: German, English



Vorbesprechung am 06.03.2020 um 13 Uhr im Seminarraum des Department für Neurobiologie (UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien, 3. Ebene, Raum 3.005). Die Veranstaltung findet immer freitags von 13.30 - 15:00 Uhr im SR Neurobiologie statt (Termine siehe Programm in Moodle).
Die Lehrveranstaltung wird über Zoom abgehalten. Genaue Infos erfolgen per Mail.
Achtung: die Beginnzeit wurde auf 13:30 Uhr geändert!


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

Last modified: Fr 17.04.2020 16:49