PřF:Bi3080 Sensory Neurophys. - Course Information

Bi3080 Sensory Neurophysiology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Martin Vácha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Martin Vácha, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Martin Vácha, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Mon 14:00–15:50 A11/333
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi3030 Animal physiology
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: - discuss problematics of transmission and processing of information by nervous system. - understand fundamental membrane events and role of canals in transduction in particular senses including psychophysiology context of sensation and memory. - acquaint colleagues with a short relevant paper. - analyse scientific text, formulate and present key information - create and defend brief research project - present knowledge of comparative physiology in the context of key neurophysiological principles.
  • Membrane physiology: - resting potential - action potential - ion channels - signal spreading and synapses Sensory physiology: - general principles - olfaction and gustation - mechanoreception and hearing - vision and other senses Psychophysiology: - processing of visual information - learning and memory - behavioral neurophysiology
  • FAIN, Gordon L. Sensory transduction. 1st ed. Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer Associates, 2003. xi, 340. ISBN 0878931716. info
  • TROJAN, Stanislav. Lékařská fyziologie. Praha: Grada, 1994. 460 s. ISBN 8071690368. info
  • SHEPHERD, Gordon M. Neurobiology. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 760 s. ISBN 0195088433. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical study by means of lectures, seminar discussions and presentations, scientific papers provided by lecturer.
Assessment methods
Student is supposed to acquaint colleagues with a short relevant paper. Students prove their knowledge in dialogue with the teacher, classification depends on correctness and perfection of the answers. Well prepared paper analysis, active discussion on the paper, well prepared small research project and at least 50% knowledge of topics is mandatory.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Na předmět se vztahuje povinnost registrace, bez registrace může být znemožněn zápis předmětu!
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018.
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