Class Fundamentos da Função Cerebral

  • Presentation


    This course is a fundamental component of the students' journey throughout the Master's program in Clinical Neuropsychology, enabling in-depth exploration of brain anatomy and functioning, laying the foundation for understanding various topics such as research methods in neuroscience (e.g., neuroimaging), brain alterations in central nervous system pathologies, and the relationship between the brain and neuropsychological variables. Thus, the consolidation of the content covered in 'Fundamentals of Brain Function' will empower students to develop a set of skills and knowledge that will be consistently required throughout the Master's program.

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  • Syllabus


    S1: Epistemology of the study of brain function in Neuropsychology

    S2: Phylogenesis of the Nervous System

    S3: Global organization of the nervous system

    S4: Fundamentals of Synaptic Transmission

    S5: Principles of Neuroplasticity

    S6: The Peripheral Nervous System and Its Function

    S7: Functional Anatomy of the Spinal Cord

    S8: Functional Anatomy of the Brainstem

    S9: Functional Anatomy of Cranial Nerves

    S10: Functional Anatomy of the Thalamus and Internal Capsule

    S11: Functional Anatomy of the Basal Ganglia and Cerebellar Cortex

    S12: Functional Anatomy of the Limbic System

    S13: Functional Anatomy of the Frontal and Prefrontal Lobes

    S14: Functional Anatomy of the Parietal, Temporal and Occipital Lobes

  • Objectives


    LO1: Understand the epistemological root of the study of brain function and the study of the ontogenesis of the nervous system;

    LO2: Understand the global structure of the nervous system as well as the basic principles of synaptic transmission and neuroplasticity;

    LO3: Understand the role of the peripheral nervous system in the reflex regulation of bodily functions and in the maintenance of internal homeostasis;

    LO4: Understand the functional anatomy of the subcortical structures of the Nervous System in the organization of afferent information (e.g. sensory) and in the production of efferent commands (e.g. motor)

    LO5: Learn to identify brain regions of the limbic system and its connections;

    LO6: Understand the anatomy and function of the neocortex and its connections.

  • References


    • Lent, R. (2010). 100 bilhões de neurônios: conceitos fundamentais de neurociências. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Atheneu.
    • Blumenfeld, H. (2010). Neuroanatomy through clinical cases. Sunderland, Mass: Sinauer Associates.

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