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Module code:NEUR3018 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Neural Basis of Motivation and Learning
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Francesca Cacucci
Organiser's location:Cog., Perceptual & Brain Sciences, 26 Bedford
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:ANAT2010 or MBBS Neuroscience or permission of module organizer.  
Module outline:The module is centred around the group of neural structures traditionally described as the limbic system which are involved in learning, memory, emotion, motivation and navigation. They include the amygdala, septum, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex. The course consists of a set of lectures on the anatomy, physiology and role in behaviour of these structures.The module consists of a set of lectures on the anatomy, physiology and role in behaviour of these structures, with the aim of addressing questions such as: 1) Why do organisms choose to do different things at different times? 2) How do they react to affective stimuli encountered on the way? 3) How do we know where we are, and how do we learn to navigate through space? In addition to the lectures, students will give presentations on research articles related to specific topics raised in the lectures.    
Module aims: 1. To provide a detailed description of the organisation, structure and function of the limbic system 2. To provide an understanding of the psychological and behavioural aspects of emotion, motivation, navigation and memory 3. To provide knowledge of the molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms involved in normal and abnormal functioning of limbic structures  
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00% 
Notes:Runs in Term 1, Block D. 
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