Winter Term 2020-21 / Neural Behav Sci


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Course title

Methods in Neuropsychology

Lecturer
Himmelbach, Sperber
Credits
3.0
Course content / topics

Neuropsychology investigates the relationship between brain functions and human behaviour. Representing the connection of neurology and psychology, it focuses on the systematic investigation of humans with brain damage. Observations of peculiar deficits in individual patients provided the first basis for a functional neuroanatomy of the human brain and still contribute essential knowledge to modern neuroscience.The quantitative evaluation of the respective behavioural deficit and the precise identification of the associated brain damage are crucial points of experimental neuropsychology. Experimental psychology and psychometry provide means for the behavioural examination and evaluation of patients. Methods for the anatomical description and analysis of brain lesions were crucially advanced in recent years and profit from developments in functional neuroimaging.
We will firstly introduce and discuss experimental methods and designs in human behavioural studies. Based on this foundation we will introduce three methodological approaches to research on human brain functions: Lesion-Symptom Mapping, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI).

Course Topics & Schedule

Day, time & location

Thu, 8.15-10.00 am, HS 21 Silcherstr. 5