6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2018
BNS3021, BNS3052, BNS3062.
The Neuroscience of Cognition and Behavior focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms responsible for human cognition and behavior, with a particular focus on understanding leading methodology and technologies employed in brain-behaviour relationships. By exploring brain-behaviour interactions through an in-depth examination of a selection of cognitive abilities and behaviours, this unit will guide students to establish an understanding of the mechanisms behind memory processes, sleep, perception and other fundamental human behaviours. Technologies utilized by neuroscientists, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, and eye tracking will be considered during the course of this unit.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have acquired an advanced understanding of:
- Issues underpinning the relationship between brain processes and cognition and behavior, including
- Perceptual processing
- Mechanisms affecting sleep and circadian rhythmicity
- Memory storage and retrieval
- Contemporary research and theoretical issues in key areas of neuroscience.
- The range of research tools and paradigms used within different domains of neuroscientific research including the characterisation of neurological disease.
- Poster (20%)
- Online quizzes (20%)
- Powerpoint presentation (10%)
- Examination (50%)
Hurdle: Students must pass the examination to achieve a pass for this unit.
One x 2 hour lectures each week and online workshops every fortnight.
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