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bio640 - Advanced Course in Neurosensory Science and Behaviour (Complete module description)
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Module label Advanced Course in Neurosensory Science and Behaviour
Module code bio640
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
Responsible persons
Langemann, Ulrike (Module counselling)
Gießing, Carsten (Module counselling)
Köppl, Christine (Module counselling)
Mouritsen, Henrik (Module counselling)
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Module counselling)
Klump, Georg Martin (Authorized examiners)
Prerequisites
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
++ data analysis skills
+ interdisciplinary thinking
+ data presentation and discussion in German and English (written and spoken)
+ project and time management
++ statistics & scientific programming

The aim of the module is to intensify the different aspects of behavioural biology, of neurosensory science or neurocognition. Students participate in current projects and gain a deep insight into topical research, which prepares them for their Master theses. The project work particularly advances independent planning and performance of experiments.
Module contents
Students have four options to choose from, at the beginning of the course:
Option 1: "Navigation mechanisms in nocturnal bird migration" comprises (1) lecture; Bird migration, (2) seminar; Neurosensory science of bird migration, and (3) a laboratory course project Navigation mechanisms in nocturnal bird migration including participation in investigations of navigation mechanisms in migratory birds (project focussing on behavioural biology, molecular biology or neuroanatomy).

Option 2: “Neurocognition” comprises (1) exercise;Introduction to MATLAB, (2) lecture Methods of Cognitive Neurosciences, and (3) a laboratory course project and seminar Experiments of Neurocognition including participation in planning, performance and analysis of a functional neuro-imaging study using MATLAB-based software. The studies are based in the field of attention and learning; these subjects are intensified in the seminar.

Option 3: “Neurosensory Science of Hearing” comprises (1) exercise Introduction to MATLAB, (2) lecture and seminar “Fundamentals in Auditory Physiology”, and (3) a laboratory course project where alternatively psychoacoustical, physiological and anatomical investigations into the function of the auditory system are performed. Relevant specialized literature serves to introduce students into the specifics of their project.

Option 4: “Anatomy and physiology of hearing” comprises (1) exercise Introduction to MATLAB, (2) lecture and seminar “Fundamentals in Auditory Physiology”, and (3) a laboratory course project where physiological or anatomical investigations into the function of the auditory system are performed. Relevant specialized literature serves to introduce students into the specifics of their project.
Reader's advisory
Option 1: Berthold P, Gwinner E, Sonnenschein (2003) Avian Migration. Springer.
Option 2: Jäncke L (2005) Methoden der Bildgebung in der Psychologie und den kognitiven Neurowissenschaften. Kohlhammer
Option 3 and 4: Pickles JO (2012) Introduction to the Physiology of Hearing. Academic Press
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level ---
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method (Wahl 1)
V (2 SWS), S (1 SWS), PR (5 SWS), Ü (2 SWS) (Wahl 2)
V (1 SWS), S (1 SWS), PR (6 SWS), Ü (2 SWS) (Wahl 3 und 4)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture
2 WiSe 28
Seminar
2 28
Practical training
6 84
Seminar (Pflichtveranstaltung für Erstsemester OHNE bisherige Belehrung)
SuSe and WiSe 0
Total time of attendance for the module 140 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
End of summer semester
1. Protocol(s) or written examination (70 %)
2. Presentation(s) (30 %)

Regular active participation is required for the module to be passed.