Physiology, Pharmacology and Behaviour

Module code: BS3033

‘Brain and Behaviour’ will develop the principles of cellular neurophysiology into a consideration of the integrative activity of the central nervous system in man.  This module will give an introduction to human neuroanatomy and examine the neurobiology of feeding behaviour will be with special consideration given to its evolutionary significance, integrative nature, and relationship to behavioural processes such as motivation, hedonia, learning, and addiction. 

It will consider advanced aspects of sensory physiology with reference to the visual system, the role of cerebral processes in motor control and aspects of higher cerebral function such as learning, memory and reward mechanisms. You will gain an appreciation for the range of experimental procedures that can be used to investigate CNS function in human and animal research and their limitations.


  • 23 hours of lectures
  • 3 hours of seminars
  • 10 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 114 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 2 hours and 15 minutes (60%)
  • Essay, 2,000 words (20%)
  • Group presentation (20%)