PSBA010 Neuroscience

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Lubomír Vašina, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Lubomír Vašina, CSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim is to deepen the studentś knowledge of coincidence of CNS diseases with various mental disorders.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to work with information about the human brain, neural correlates of the human consciousness and personality in clinical neuropsychology and neuropsychological rehabilitation towards the end. This course is designed to be used in one-semester in basic of neuroscience. The definitions, history and major schools of thought and treatment are presented first.Then, each of the major themes of the neuroscience is laid out in light of the competing schools of thought.
  • 1. Human brain-What is it like to be human? History and a new perspective on the role of new neurophysiological kowledges (cortical plasticity, genes and the development of neural networks, cognitive neuroimaging, evolutionary design of a neurocognitive system etc.)in the understanding of human brain.Pattering of the cerebral cortex. 2.Sensory systems. Somatosensory discimination. Auditory cortex. Determining an auditory scene.Olfaction-from sniff to percept. Mechanisms of image processing in the visual cortex. 3.Motor system. Toward a neurobiology of coordinate transformations.Representation of action. Brain mechanisms of action. Basal ganglia and cerebellar circuits with the cerebral cortex. The basal ganglia and the control of action. Brain mechanisms of praxis. 4. Attention and frontal lobes. 5.Dopamin specificity in cognitive systems. An information framework for memory representation by the hippocampus. Prefrontal cortex. 6.Cranial nerves. 7.Autonomic nerves.8.RF-system. 9.Functional specialization of the hemispheres. 10. Disorders of the frontal lobes. 11.Biological foundation of language. The evolution of language. 12. The human amygdala and social neuroscience. 13.Neural correlates of human consciousness.
    required literature
  • Anatomie. Edited by Radomír Čihák. 2. upr. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2001. 497 s. ISBN 80-7169-970-5. info
  • DIAMANT, Jiří Jindřich and Lubomír VAŠINA. Kapitoly z neuropsychologie. Vyd. 2. přeprac. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998. 212 s. ISBN 8021017392. info
  • KUKLETA, Miloslav and Alexandra ŠULCOVÁ. Texty k přednáškám z neurověd. Brno: Lékařská fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, 1996. 43 s. info
  • DUBOVÝ, Petr. Struktura a spoje nervové soustavy v obrazech a schématech. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1994. 112 s. ISBN 80-210-0866-0. info
  • MYSLIVEČEK, Jaromír and Jarmila MYSLIVEČKOVÁ-HASSMANNOVÁ. Nervová soustava : funkce, struktura a poruchy činnosti. Praha: Avicenum, 1989. info
Teaching methods
Lecture (one hour per week),ELF, seminar (one hour per week)and analysis model of the human brain
Assessment methods
Written exam (test)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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