This course focuses on the treatment of
information in primate cortex. We will learn about the
sensory, motor, and cognitive systems that underlie human
behavior. In addition to the lectures, we have one hour of
exercises each week. These will consist in readings you have
to do, as well as practical excercises. You will be informed
about these requirements in the course of the lectures.
There will be a final exam that covers the material covered
in the lectures, and the additional readings given as
If you'd like to consult a good text book, I
recommend: "Principles of Neural Science", edited by Kandel,
Schwartz and Jessell, 4th edition.
Language: English (but you can speak
If you have a question, just contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(please note that I will be away from Sept. 4 until Sept. 30,
The exam is a multiple-choice written exam that takes place on
the last day of the course: Tue Dec. 18, 2018.
18.9.2018: Guest lecturer: Dr. W. von der Behrens: general overview of the nervous system
25.9.2018: Guest lecturer: G. Schuhknecht: Learning and Memory
Mandatory reading: an overview
of the visual system
Additional reading (not mandatory):
anatomy of the retina
- overview of retinal function
16.10.2018: Auditory system
23.10.2018: Motor system, special guest: Dr. Y. Sandamirskaya
APOLOGIES: Dr. Sandamirskaya got sick and didn't
have any mean to reach you, or me.
We will catch up with motor systems in a future
30.10.2018 Somatosensory system.
Hier is the mandatory reading
(exercise) for the auditory system.
6.11.2018 and 20.11.2018
Vestibular and chemical
Motor system, special guest:
Dr. Y. Sandamirskaya
(we will continue with the chemical senses next week).
Here are the slides for the motor system lecture.
Mandatory reading for the somatosensory
system (barrel system).
Optional reading for somatosensory system: human somatosensory system.
Mandatory reading for vestibular
Autonomic nervous system
The limbic system
Optional reading: review of
Here are 12 sample exam
Language in the brain