Module 023746 Neurobiology Summary

Summary: The course will focus on the central nervous system of animals, and mainly the vertebrate brain, developing from Module 630 which was primarily about the peripheral nervous system and invertebrates. We shall discuss visual perception, learning, memory, language and consciousness. Part of the course will consider models of the brain, particularly models of learning and memory and will include discussion about recent experiments relating to these theories.

Aims: to provide an understanding of the relation between nerve activity and behaviour, both at a simple level and at the more complex, self-aware levels. It also aims to introduce some of the main aspects of our understanding of the operation of the human brain.
 

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