720022 Biological Psychology I

winter semester 2014/2015 | Last update: 13.02.2015 Place course on memo list
720022
Biological Psychology I
VO 2
3
Block
annually
German

Objective of the 9th Compulsory module "Biological Psychology A" consisting of three lectures Biological Psychology I, II and III: Students will acquire knowledge about the biological basis of mental functions (eg, perception, memory, emotion, language, consciousness) and their development and disorders. Besides the acquisition of psychologically relevant anatomical, physiological and biochemical basis of knowledge they gain knowledge about cognitive neuroscience contexts. They will be able to analyze neurobiological processes and structures at the molecular, cellular, individual and social level.

In this course, the biological basis of human behavior and experience should be taught in introductory manner. In this example, both anatomical, biochemical, neurophysiological mechanisms and processes as well as complex functions of the brain, such as perception, consciousness, are presented and explained. The importance of the different levels of the processes and structures of molecular, cellular to individual and societal level is clarified to understand biopsychological contexts. Starting from the description of the historical development of biopsychological issues and studies the main contents and methods of the current Biological Psychology in general and neuropsychology in particular are presented and explained the problem.

Lecture and discussion. Supporting presentation and demonstration media: Powerpoint, video, overhead.

The written module examination (9th compulsory module "Biological Psychology A") on the substance of all three lectures will be held after the end of the lecture "Biological Psychology III" in SS2015. The exam dates will be announced in SS2015. Registration requirements according to curriculum: completed compulsory modules 1 and 7. For more information about the lecture and examinations, please contact Ms. Monika Prosser (Monika.Prosser@student.uibk.ac.at).

Literature: Gazzaniga, M.S., Ivry, R.B., Mangun, G.R. (2014) Cognitive neuroscience: The biology of the mind. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. (4th ed, international student ed). Kandel, E.R. et al. (Eds.)(2013): Principles of Neural Science. U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill Comp., Inc. (5th ed.). More detailed literature is available in the handset for Biological Psychology A in the ULB Tirol. Additional study materials will be announced at the beginning of the course and provided in OLAT. Access to OLAT is only about visiting the lecture.

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10.10.2014
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Date Time Location
Fri 2014-10-10
08.30 - 11.45 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2014-10-17
08.30 - 11.45 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2014-10-24
08.30 - 11.45 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2014-10-31
08.30 - 11.45 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2014-11-07
08.30 - 11.45 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2014-11-14
08.30 - 11.45 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Fri 2014-11-21
08.30 - 11.45 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired