Higher Brain Functions

Informations

Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 4

Programme

  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 40 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 80 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :
General objective: upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the relationships between cognition and biology,

Specific objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand and discuss cognitive neuroscience principles, namely, to address the critical scientific issues in this multidisciplinary field of research. They will be able to:

• analyze molecular and cellular changes induced by cognitive processes.

• tackle high order cognitive processes and the interactions between the different levels of complexity (from molecular to system levels).

• understand the necessity to relate two scientific domains, namely Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences.

• catch some insights on how cognitive functions are emerging properties from brain activity.

Compétences :
  • Define how modern Science works in a global world (from conceptual to political issues)
  • Describe the origins and possible future of Neurosciences

  • .Apply basic SWOT analysis to scientific proposals
  • Understand the main ideas of complex text written in English
  • Interact regularly with native English speakers without strain for either party
  • Produce clear, detailed texts in English on a wide range of subjects and explain precisely a viewpoint on a topical issue
  • Work independently on specific research tasks
  • Communicate effectively in English and native language on the procedures followed and the results yielded by experiments with the matching interpretation to diverse audiences using a range of media (from research papers to public communications)
  • Examine their own practice at all levels in a critical manner and modify accordingly, including find appropriate information and counselling to do so.
  • Apply the basic philosophy of scientific and technical thinking and consider ethical issues related to scientific research
  • Make an effective literature search

  • Master the foundations of modern Neurosciences
  • Have in-depth knowledge of at least one specialized Neurosciences field
  • Apply the basic technical approaches of Neurosciences 4.1 Neuroanatomy 4.2 Neurophysiology 4.3 Cellular & molecular neurosciences 4.4 Neuropharmacology 4.5 Behavioural approaches
  • Formulate appropriate questions and propose effective investigations to complex Neurosciences issues: 5.1. Identify and critically asses theoretical and practical approaches to develop appropriate strategies of investigation 5.2 Critically review specialized bibliography 5.3 Monitor and evaluate results
  • Have a general, precise and critical overview of the fields of Neurosciences, in all their aspects, from normal functioning to brain diseases and in adjacent fields (Physiology, Biology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science) 2.1 Functional neuroanatomy 2.2 Neurodevelopment 2.3 Molecular and cellular Neurobiology 2.4 Neurogenetics and neurogenomics 2.5 Neurophysiology and cell imaging 2.6 Neuropharmacology 2.7 System neurosciences 2.8 Behavioural & cognitive neurosciences 2.9 Neuroendocrinology and neuro-immunology 2.10 Computational and theoretical neurosciences
  • Name the technical approaches of Neurosciences, explain their theoretical groundings and know when to use them

Organisation pédagogique

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Contrôle des connaissances

Session 1 :

Contrôle continu : Coef 0.2

Examen écrit (2h) : Coef 0.8

Session 2 :

Examen écrit (2h) ou oral selon effectif : Coef 1

Lectures recommandées

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Responsable de l'unité d'enseignement

Jacques Micheau

Enseignants

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