- The student has a deep understanding ofbehavioral studies and the read-out of their parameters
- The student can formulate a successful design for a behavioral neuroscience study within the topics covered
- The student can analyze and discuss recent literature within the field of behavioral neuroscience
Behavioral neuroscience unravels the functioning of the brain in relation to the subjects behavior. It is a broad research field that covers both animal and human studies and ranges biological to pathophysiological situations. All behavior, irrespective of its function can be characterized in three stages, or phases: (i) sensation of an external stimulus, (ii) perception of the stimulus and (iii) action towards a behavioral outcome befitting the initial input. During this course we will cover these three phases using both animal and human experimental paradigms.|
Apart from background lectures students will study recent research articles. Journal club discussions of these articles will focus on experimental design: Can all conclusions be justified following the experimental design?