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The subject focuses on examples of major sensory systems, the control of movement, and on complex brain functions such as memory, language and consciousness. These complex functional capacities are considered from the perspective of normal brain operation and from an examination of the abnormalities underlying neurological disorders.
Intended learning outcomes
The students should develop a deep insight into the major achievements, and the major outstanding questions, in understanding how the brain performs sensory, motor and other complex functions.
Students should become familiar with the range of technologies and theoretical starting points in the analysis of brain operation. Fundamental results of experimental and clinical neuroscience are studied as well as the technological developments associated with them.
Students should have the opportunity to enhance their capacity to integrate and communicate knowledge from a wide variety of technological origins and theoretical stances. On completion of this subject, students should have developed their capacity for independent critical thought, rational enquiry and self-directed learning.
Last updated: 5 August 2020