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Course: BCN Orientation Course 2020

This course will provide general background information for non-specialists concerning major research themes within BCN. The aim of the course is to facilitate multidisciplinary exchange of information and ideas within BCN and to become familiar with the various groups and their scientific ideas and techniques, with the explicit purpose to stimulate multidisciplinary approaches. A broad overview of research possibilities enables collaboration in unforeseen directions.

The theme of the course: The behavioral and cognitive neurosciences as the are represented in the University of Groningen. The course includes presentations of the main scientific questions and the major research techniques that are applied within the research school BCN.

Course days:
September 4 and 18, October 2, 16 and 30, November 13, 2020


Preliminary themes 2020: 
Learning and memory
Perceptual pathways towards cognition
De- and regeneration in the brain
Cognitive psychology and psychophysiology

Course material:
Course material can be found on Nestor. You Pnumber will give you access to the BCN Training Programme on Nestor. Contact Diana if you don't have access:

At the end of the course each participant writes a multidisciplinary treatise related to the course of about 1000 words. The treatise is read by the course coordinator. The course is completed when the treatise is valuated positively. 

Obligatory literature:
Hand outs of the presentations. Power Point Presentations will be available on NESTOR.

Recommended literature:
- Kandel, Schwarz & Jessell (eds.), “Essentials of Neural Science and Behaviour”, 743 pp. (Prentice Hall, London, 1995; ISBN 0-8385-2247-5).
- Gleitman and Liberman, “Language”. (MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1996; ISBN 0262-65044-4). (In the series: “An Invitation to Cognitive Science, Vol.1).
- Posner (ed.), “Foundations of Cognitive Science”, 888 pp. (MIT Press, 1993; ISBN 0-2626-6086-5 ($ 42.00, paperback version).
- Gazzaniga, Mangun & Mangun, “Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind”, 600 pp (Norton, 1998; ISBN 0-3939-7219-4).

The cancellation rules are different for this course: If you miss more than 1 day, please inform the course coordinator:

Power Point Presentations will be available on NESTOR. Please contact the course cöordinator: if you don't have access to Nestor.


September 4–November 13, 2020



EC (with exam)


Location address

See timetable





Deadline for registration

October 1, 2020


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