NEVR3003 - Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

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Vurderingsordning: Hjemmeeksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurdering Vekting Varighet Delkarakter Hjelpemidler
Hjemmeeksamen 100/100 4 timer

Faglig innhold

The course provides a thorough introduction to the biological foundation of behaviour and cognition. It focuses on the neural mechanisms for behaviour and cognition, with particular emphasis on learning and memory, sleep, motivation, language, and emotions. The lectures will also address neurological and psychiatric symptoms and disorders, with emphasis on the underlying neural mechanisms.

The course emphasizes scientific literacy and involves writing an essay based on a literature search of a topic. Topics for the essays are related to the content of the course. The project will be given feedback in two rounds and is evaluated as approved/ not approved. The student must pass the project assignment before (s)he can take the exam.


After completing and passing the course NEVR3003 the student

  • has in-depth insight of the basic concepts of the organization of higher order cortical systems;
  • has insight of the basic structural and functional concepts of the major interactions between subcortical and cortical systems;
  • is capable of describing certain cognitive behavioural processes in terms of contributions of and interactions between numerous brain systems;
  • can acquire and evaluate published information relevant to our understanding of cognitive behaviour;
  • can report outcomes of research in a coherent oral and written report.

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures and supervised project (essay based on literature search). The course is taught in the first half of the spring semester (normally in February and March), with a final examination at the end of March. The language of teaching and examination is English.

This course has restricted admission. Students admitted to the MSc in Neuroscience are guaranteed a seat. Other students must apply for a seat by the given deadlines.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Written assignment based on literature search

Mer om vurdering

Regular final examination is given in the spring semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the autumn semester. If few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination.

The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters. With approved compulsory activity, the students resit the examination only.

Spesielle vilkår

Begrenset opptak til undervisning. For nærmere opplysninger:

Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.


Corresponding to the academic requirements for the Master of Science in Neuroscience.

Exchange students may be accepted after individual evaluation.


To be announced.


Emnekode Reduksjon Fra Til
NEVR3030 7.5
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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  7.5 SP
Studienivå: Høyere grads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  VÅR 2023
Spesiell frist for melding til undervisning: 01.12.2022

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Nevrovitenskap
  • Biologi
  • Filosofi
  • Fysikk
  • Kjemi
  • Medisin
  • Psykologi


Vurderingsordning: Muntlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurdering Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Eksamens- system Rom *
Høst UTS Muntlig eksamen 100/100 D 13.12.2022
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater

Vurderingsordning: Hjemmeeksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurdering Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Eksamens- system Rom *
Vår ORD Hjemme-eksamen 100/100





Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
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