Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707003602016BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY IICompulsory366
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objectives of this course are: 1. To explain the neural circuits which regulate emotions and the limbic system 2. To explain the functions of cerebral cortical areas associated with perception and how perception forms. 3. To explain cerebral laterality and the functions of cortical areas associated with language. 4. To explain different types of memory and learning, the brain areas associated with learning and memory and the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes. 5. To explain the neural circuits associated with consciousness and sleep.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burcu Balkan
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to explain the neural circuits which regulate emotions and the limbic system
2To be able to explain the functions of cerebral cortical areas associated with perception and how perception forms.
3To explain cerebral laterality and the functions of cortical areas associated with language.
4To be able to explain different types of memory and learning, the brain areas associated with learning and memory and the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes.
5To be able to explain the neural circuits associated with consciousness and sleep.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
1. The neural circuits which regulate emotions and the limbic system 2. The functions of cerebral cortical areas associated with perception and how perception forms. 3. Cerebral laterality and the functions of cortical areas associated with language. 4. Different types of memory and learning, the brain areas associated with learning and memory and the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes. 5. The neural circuits associated with consciousness and sleep.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Limbic system and formation emotions I
2Limbic system and formation emotions II
3Limbic system and formation emotions III
4Cerebral cortical areas and perception I
5Cerebral cortical areas and perception II
6Cerebral cortical areas and perception III
7Cerebral laterality and functions of brain areas associated with language I
8Cerebral laterality and functions of brain areas associated with language II
9Midterm exam
10Different types of memory and learning I
11Different types of memory and learning II
12Molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory I
13Molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory II
14Consciousness and sleep Neural circuits associated with consciousness and sleep I
15Consciousness and sleep Neural circuits associated with consciousness and sleep II
16Consciousness and sleep Neural circuits associated with consciousness and sleep III
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Rosenzweig, Leiman, Breedlove (1999) Biological Psychology. Sinauer Associates, Inc 2. Guyton, A.C. and Hall, J.E. (2008) Medical Physiology. W.B.Saunders Company 3.Ganong, W. F. (2008) Medical Physiology. Prentice-Hall International Inc
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination16580
Individual Study for Final Examination71070
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)181
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