Cognitive Neuroscience

Informations

Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 6

Programme

  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 56 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 94 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :
This high level course in cognitive neurosciences encompasses hot topics such as learning and memory; structural modelling and brain function; motivation, action planning, anticipation and decision making ; virtual reality and cognition in aging; neuroimaging and brain dysfunctions.

Compétences :
  • Define how modern Science works in a global world (from conceptual to political issues)
  • Describe the origins and possible future of Neurosciences
  • Look for and apply for an international PhD position

  • Design experimental protocols
  • Understand the main ideas of complex text written in English
  • Produce clear, detailed texts in English on a wide range of subjects and explain precisely a viewpoint on a topical issue
  • Communicate effectively in English and native language on the procedures followed and the results yielded by experiments with the matching interpretation to diverse audiences using a range of media (from research papers to public communications)
  • Examine their own practice at all levels in a critical manner and modify accordingly, including find appropriate information and counselling to do so.
  • Make an effective literature search

  • Master the foundations of modern Neurosciences
  • Have in-depth knowledge of at least one specialized Neurosciences field
  • Apply the basic technical approaches of Neurosciences 4.1 Neuroanatomy 4.2 Neurophysiology 4.3 Cellular & molecular neurosciences 4.4 Neuropharmacology 4.5 Behavioural approaches
  • Formulate appropriate questions and propose effective investigations to complex Neurosciences issues: 5.1. Identify and critically asses theoretical and practical approaches to develop appropriate strategies of investigation 5.2 Critically review specialized bibliography 5.3 Monitor and evaluate results
  • Study and work out a concrete, practical Neurosciences problem independently.
  • Have a general, precise and critical overview of the fields of Neurosciences, in all their aspects, from normal functioning to brain diseases and in adjacent fields (Physiology, Biology, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science) 2.1 Functional neuroanatomy 2.2 Neurodevelopment 2.3 Molecular and cellular Neurobiology 2.4 Neurogenetics and neurogenomics 2.5 Neurophysiology and cell imaging 2.6 Neuropharmacology 2.7 System neurosciences 2.8 Behavioural & cognitive neurosciences 2.9 Neuroendocrinology and neuro-immunology 2.10 Computational and theoretical neurosciences

  • Neurosciences display a very extensive range of interests, from the molecular level to cognition and even further (societal Neuroscience…). Additional specific learning outcomes in a related field can thus spread from mathematics or physics to psychology or sciences of education and cannot be detailed here

Organisation pédagogique

le mode de fonctionnement de l'UE est présenté au début des enseignements

Contrôle des connaissances

Session 1 :

Contrôle continu : Coef 0.2

Examen écrit terminal (2h) : Coef 0.8

Session 2 :

Report note contrôle continu : Coef 0.2

Examen oral : Coef 0.8

Lectures recommandées

l'ensemble des références bibliographiques est communiqué au début des enseignements

Responsable de l'unité d'enseignement

Jacques Micheau

Enseignants

la composition de l'ensemble de l'équipe pédagogique est communiquée au début des enseignements