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neu220 - Neurocognition and Psychopharmacology
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Modulbezeichnung Neurocognition and Psychopharmacology
Modulcode neu220
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
3 SWS Lecture (VO) "Introd. to Cognitive Neuroscience" and "Psychopharmacol."
Total workload 135h: 45h contact/ 45 background reading/ 45h exam preparation
1 SWS Supervised excercise (UE)
Total workload 45h: 14h contact/ 31h paper reading
Fachbereich/Institut Department für Neurowissenschaften
Verwendet in Studiengängen
  • Master Biologie (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules

++ Neurosci. knowlg.
+ Expt. methods
+ Scient. literature
+ Social skills
++ Interdiscipl. knowlg.
+ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English

Upon successful completion of this course, students
know the fundamentals of neurotransmission
know the basic neural mechanisms underlying attention, learning, emotion, language and executive functions
understand the relationship between disturbances in neurotransmitter systems, cognitive functions and psychiatric disease
know the principles of drug treatment for psychiatric disorders
have in-depth knowledge in selected areas of these topics
are able to understand, explain and critically assess neuroscientific approaches in animals and
are able to understand and critically assess published work in the area of cognitive neurosciecne
The lecture "Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience" gives a short introduction into neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience methods and
then covers different cognitive functions.
Lecture topics:
History of cognitive neuroscience
Methods of cognitive neuroscience
Executive functions.
The supervised excersise either deepens that knowledge by excersises or discussions of recent papers/ talks on the respective topic covered
during that week.
The lecture "Psychopharmacology" illustrates the connection between neurotransmitters and behaviour and its links to psychiatric disease.The
lecture contains several interactive parts to consolidate and critically evaluate the acquired knowledge.
Lecture topics:
Introduction to Terms and Definitions in Drug Research
Dopaminergic and Noradrenergic System
Cholinergic and Serotonergic System
GABAergic and Glutamatergic System
Alzheimer's Disease
Ward J (2010) The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience. Psychology Press
Meyer JS and Quenzer LF (2012) Psychopharmacology. Sinauer
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul annually
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 30 (
Recommended in combination with neu210 "Neurosensory Science and Behaviour", neu300 "Functional MRI data analysis"
Shared course components with (cannot be credited twice): bio610 and psy181 (5.02.614 "Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience", 5.02.615 "Psychopharmacology")
Course in the second half of the semester
Regular active participation is required to pass the module.
Modullevel ---
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Fundamentals of Neurobiology, Bahavioural Biology
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenzzeit
Vorlesung 3.00 -- 42 h
Übung 1.00 -- 14 h
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
as agreed, usually in the break after the winter term
100% written exam (content of the lectures)

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