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Biological and Neuropsychology


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 4
  • Convenor: Dr Michael Mallaghan
  • Assessment: a 1500-word essay (60%) and one-hour online multiple-choice test (40%)

Module description

In this module we examine the relationship between biology, behaviour and mental processes, in particular the role of the brain and nervous system.

Indicative syllabus

  • Introduction to the brain and nervous system
  • Neurons and the synapse
  • Drugs and neuro-transmitters
  • Investigating the brain and behaviour
  • Neuroimaging
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Animal behaviour
  • Hormones and behaviour
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sociobiology and emotions
  • Frontal functions: motor and cognitive control