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Behavioural neuroscience of movement and sensation (6 points)


Leader: Professor Dexter Irvine

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Students will study systems responsible for gross and fine motor control and the roles in movement played by the basal ganglia, cerebellum and motor cortex. They will review the senses of taste, smell, vision, audition, balance, and somatosensation. Within each topic, students will study structure-function relationships, with emphasis on the roles that each system plays in regulating behaviour.

Assessment: Written theory examination (short answer and multiple choice questions, 2-hour): 50% + Tutorial assessment and short written laboratory exercises: 20% + Group project: 30%

Prerequisites: BMS1011, BMS1052 or PHY2011 or equivalent by permission

Prohibitions: PSY3102

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