PSYE209 Brain and Behavior - Part I


The Course PSYE 209 “Brain and behaviour, part 1” acquaints the students with the anatomy and functions of the main structures of the human nervous system. Discussed are the main divisions of the nervous system and their functions. The structure and physiology of a single neuron is also presented. Finally, the structure and functions of each of the four brain lobes is discussed.

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Психология (на английски език)


доц. Маргарита Станкова  д-р
проф. Ивайло Търнев  д.н.
гл. ас. Иво Попиванов  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students who successfully completed the course will:

1) have knowledge about the structure of the major elements of the human nervous system. The mechanisms of functioning of these structures. The key methods for examining the brain structure and function.

2) be able to link the major brain structure with their key functions.

Предварителни изисквания:

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

Main literature:

Pinel, J.P.J (2014). Biopsychology. 9-th edition, Pearson Education Inc.

Ross, J. (2012). Nervous System, 4-th edition crash course, Mosby, Elsevier

Kiernan, J.A., & Rajakumar, N. (2014). Barr's the Human Nervous System: an Anatomical Viewpoint, 10-th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Supplementary literature

Passingham, R. (2008). What is special about the human brain? Oxford Psychology Series

Kolb, B. & Whishaw, I.Q. (2009). Fundamentals of human neuropsychology. Sixth edition

Средства за оценяване:

Two tests during the semester and a presentation during one of the seminars.