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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
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. 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 assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00%. 
Taking this module as an option?:Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above 
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