Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Lectures, Laboratory Work and Online/Flexible Delivery
- Physiology of the motor system.
- Peripheral motor system, effector pathways, and muscle performance.
- Motor system: peripheral effectors, muscle spindle, feedback, cortical regions, cerebellum, subcortical regions, motor pathways, control of movement, disorders of movement, Parkinson's disease, chorea.
- Early historical developments in neuroscience.
- The development of notions of cortical localisation of function.
- Cortical mapping of motor and sensory function.
- Cortical plasticity, sensory remapping and phantom limb phenomena.
- Cerebellar function.
- Perception including optical and other illusions.
- Human performance
- Reading materials.
Kandel, ER, Schwarz JH & Jessell TM, Principles of Neural Science, 3rd/4th edn, Prentice-Hall, London, 1991.
Ryan, C, Exploring Perception, Brooks/Cole, Pacific Cove, 1997.
Carpenter, RHS, Neurophysiology, 3rd edn, Arnold, London, 1997.
Bears, MF, Connors, BW & Paradiso, MA, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, William & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1996.
Coren, S, Ward, LM & Enns, JT, Sensation & Perception, 4th edn, Fort Worth, Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1979.
Goldstein EB, Sensation & Perception, 6th edn, Wadsworth, USA, 2002.