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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 (including non-Psychology affiliates) must visit the link below to establish whether they can take this module. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/students/current/subsidiary/subsidiary_psychology Students should have an appropriate background in the subject area and must complete the ‘Module Request Form’, failure to do so will result in rejection on Portico.”  
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)https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/search.php?search=psyc3210 
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