Higher Cortical Functions
Unit code: HET528
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||5 Hours per Week|
|Prerequisites||HET231 Perception and Motor Systemsor HET226 Sensory Systems|
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Psychophysiology) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Psychophysiology).
Aims and objectives
- Review basic techniques in neuroscience research of brain and behaviour.
- Provide a knowledge of the neurophysiological and behavioural processes of motivation, memory, speech and language.
- Motivation: mechanisms of eating and drinking behaviours, intracranial self-stimulation studies, nonhomeostatic behaviours.
- Memory: neuronal plasticity, psychophysiological studies and models, memory pathology and neuropsychology, connectionist models.
- Speech and language: psychophysiological models, brain laterality and language processes, disorders of speech and language.
Reading materialsKolb, B & Whishaw, IQ, Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 3rd edn, Freeman, New York, 1990.
Kandel, ER, Schwarz, JH & Jessell, TM, Principles of Neural Science, 3rd edn, Prentice-Hall, London, 1991.