At the end of the course, you:
- understand the general principles underlying sensory and motor representations in neural systems
- understand the neural principles of sensory-motor integration in the generation of behavior
- know a range of examples of natural behaviors with their underlying neural representations
- are able to read and present the contents of a publication in the field of neurophysiology
Cognition and Behaviour are generated by networks of neurons. In the course ‘Neurphysiology of Cognition and Behaviour’ we will introduce to you the sensory representations underlying cognition, the motor representations underlying actions, and some of the circuits underlying sensory-motor integration, i.e. the generation of behavior. The course will cover principles as well as a range of specific examples from several species, which will be partially presented by students from recent examples in the literature.