1. Course overview. The history of examining the brain as an organ responsible for the perception of stimuli, the formation of sensations and mental states, the creation of memory records and the initiation of movement acts. Methods and sections of neurobiology.
2. Evolution of the nervous system of animals and its general structure in vertebrates.
3. Histology of the nervous system and neurophysiology. Neurons, glial cells, synapses, neurotransmitters, receptors, generation of action potentials.
4. Processes and stages of development of the nervous system; developmental plasticity.
5. General properties of sensory systems. Sensory systems of touch and pain.
6. The visual system
7. Auditory system and balance
8. The olfactory and taste systems
9. System of initiation and control of movements
10. Systems of emotions I. Positive emotions, reward system. Addiction.
11. Systems of emotions II. Negative emotions. Defensive behavior, fear, aggression, anxiety.
12. Memory mechanisms and their disorders.
13 Sleep-wake cycle, awareness, focused attention.
14. Neural control of biological functions
15 Stress. Summary.
(in Polish) Dyscyplina naukowa, do której odnoszą się efekty uczenia się
(in Polish) E-Learning
(in Polish) E-Learning
(in Polish) E-Learning z podziałem na grupy
(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych
Learning outcome code/codes
Type of subject
Knowledge: The student understands complex biological phenomena and processes occurring in the nervous system; knows and understands the basic concepts, terms and names related to the structure and functioning of the nervous system; has in-depth knowledge of exact sciences related to biology, in particular in the field of neurophysiology, anatomy of the nervous system and knowledge of the mechanisms of perception and behavior of animals; has knowledge of current research problems and achievements of neurobiology.
Skills: the student is able to use the literature in the field
neurophysiology in Polish; demonstrates the ability to critically analyze and
selection of information, in particular from electronic sources; is able to find and interpret empirical data in the field of neurophysiology and on this basis to formulate appropriate conclusions; demonstrates the ability to formulate conclusions based on data from various sources.
Participation in the lecture - 30 hours
Reading: 30 hours
Preparation for the exam: 40 hours
Number of ECTS: 4
As it is difficult to predict the course of the COVID pandemic, (depending on the circumstances in June) the exam may be held in a stationary form or on-line on the Moodle platform. If a full-time exam is scheduled, each student will be given three out of the approximately 30 questions at the end of the lectures. In the on-line form, the exam will consist in selecting (circling) the correct answer from among three possible answers that will be displayed on the screen along with the question. These will be more detailed questions than the questions presented at the end of the lectures. The system will display 30 of the same questions to each student, with the same answers, but in different sequences. Each question will be displayed for one minute. Students who have learned the content of the lectures should know the correct answers to these questions. For each correct answer, the student will receive 1 point (the maximum possible sum - 30 points). Marking the wrong answer will not be scored.
Grades (on a scale of 2 to 5) will be awarded on the basis of the total number of points obtained. The minimum for grade "3" is 16 points, and for grade "5" - 27 points. Intermediate marks will be awarded in proportion to the number of points scored. Both the first exam and the retake exam will follow the same rules.
S. Zeki – Blaski i cienie pracy mózgu. Wyd. UW 2012
G.G. Mathews - Neurobiologia. Wyd. PZWL 1998.
B.Sadowski - Biologiczne mechanizmy zachowania się ludzi i zwierząt. PWN 2009.
J.W. Kalat - Biologiczne podstawy psychologii. PWN 2007
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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