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Module code:PSYC3210(Add to my personalised list)
Title:The Brain in Action
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Prof Patrick Haggard
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Organiser's email:p.haggard@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:Students must have relevant lower level Psychology or equivalent. Non-Psychology students wishing to take this course as an elective need to contact the Psychology Third Year Tutor. Affiliate students need to contact the UG Teaching Administrator for Psychology. Without tutor agreement the choice will not be approved on Portico. Please see the information sheet on this webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/students/current/subsidiary/subsidiary_psychology 
Module outline:1. Introduction and theoretical framework 2. Methods for studying the brain in action 3. Primary motor cortex and motor execution 4. Premotor areas: hierarchical or competitive action planning 5. Visuomotor pathways for praxis: parietal-premotor circuits 6. Supplementary motor area and free will 7. Free won’t: withholding actions 8. Basal Ganglia: circuits and neurotransmitters, actions and goals 9. Basal Ganglia diseases: Parkinsonism, Tourette’s 10. Cerebellum: motor prediction and motor learning 11. The actions of others: Mirror neuron system 1 12. The actions of others: Mirror neuron system 2 13. Tool Use 14. Mentalising using the action system 15. Action and Social cognition  
Module aims:• Introduce key questions and theories in modern sensorimotor neuroscience • Link these questions to psychological study of the human mind • Familiarise students with diversity of methods and approaches in modern neuroscience  
Module objectives:• To critically read and evaluate neuroscience research • To use data describing brain processes to tackle questions about the human mind • To integrate and compare experimental results obtained by multiple scientific methods. 
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PSYC3210 
Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00%.
 
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Taking this module as an option?:Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)Moving to Moodle for 2013-14 
Last updated:2013-05-09 16:17:08 by