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Structure & Function of the Human Brain

15 Credits

Structure & Function of the Human Brain introduces the study of the brain from an anatomical and functional perspective. This course probes the factors that influence and regulate learning and motivation; personality dynamics; life-span development; sensory and perceptual processes; emotions, communication and social behaviours. Students will examine how psychology is applied to explain individual differences in behaviours, attitudes and feelings.

Teaching includes ten 90-minute lectures and two 45-minute tutorials per student. These lectures are designed to capture students’ interest and excite their curiosity and allow interactivity and a short time of discussion and questioning, to engage students in the complex discussions surrounding psychology, throughout or at the end of each lecture, as appropriate.