Spain, Barcelona

Behavioral Neuroscience

when 15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

Behavioral Neuroscience has a multidisciplinary character since it requires the knowledge of many sciences, mainly Psychology, Biology and Chemistry. The general objective of this interesting subject is to understand and explore the information of the neurobiological bases of some human behaviors, specifically, the sleep-wake cycle, the motivated behaviors, the addiction process, the emotions and learning and memory processes.

Course leader

Marta Portero Tresserra, Gemma Guillazo Blanch, Margarita Martí Nicolovius, Anna Vale Martínez
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

- Know and explain the neurobiological bases and functions of sleep and waking
- Comprehend the specific mechanisms of drugs of abuse and the addiction process
- Describe the neural and hormonal control of different motivated behaviours, such as ingestive behavior and sexual and parental behaviors
- Understand and explain the biological bases of emotions and identify and analyze their implications for health
- Know the biological bases of the learning and memory processes, as well as the mechanisms of neural brain plasticity

Knowledge, skills and competences the student will acquire:

o To identify, describe and relate the biology of human behavior and psychological functions
o To analyze scientific texts written in the English language
o To develop autonomous learning strategies
o To develop a critical thinking and know how to communicate effectively
o Teamwork
o Use of different information sources and communication technologies for diverse purposes

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee.