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Code 14844
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biology
Entry requirements N/A
Mode of delivery Presential
Work placements NA
Learning outcomes This course aims for the student to understands the functioning of the biological systems underlying the behavior. At the end of the curricular unit the student should be able to:
- describe the mechanisms of information acquisition and interaction with reality;
- understand the mechanisms of the development of the nervous system;
- identify the importance of the nervous system to behavior;
- recognize the implication of nervous system disturbances onbehavior.
- It should also be able to work in group, analyze, synthesize and integrate information from various sources in a critical way.
Syllabus . Sensory and motor systems;
. Development of the nervous system;
. Brain lesions and neuroplasticity;
. Learning, memory and amnesia;
. Sleep, dreams and circadian rhythms.
Main Bibliography Pinel, John (2011). Biopsychology. Boston: Pearson.
Cosenza, R. M. (2005). Fundamentos de neuroanatomia. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan.
Kandel, E. R., Schwartz, J. H., & Jessell, T. M. (2000). Principles of neural science (4th ed.). New York: Mcgraw-Hill.
Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I. Q. (2001). An introduction to brain and behavior. Worth Publishers.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Several small evaluation tests allow us to gauge the acquisition of knowledge and contribute to the updating of the students in relation to the themes already discussed.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-07-25

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