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Biological and Neuropsychology


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

Module description

This module gives you the opportunity to examine the relationship between biology, behaviour and mental processes, in particular the role of the brain and nervous system.

Indicative module 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