Brain and Behavior

Course Information
TitleΕγκέφαλος και Συμπεριφορά / Brain and Behavior
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600016286

Programme of Study: Cognitive Psychology and Applications

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to have achieved a good understanding of a) the neural underpinnings of learning, memory and emotional aspects of behavior, b) the mechanisms of neuroplasticity which are activated in response to damage or exposure to specific environmental stimuli.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course includes the following topics: neuroanatomy and synaptic mechanisms of learning and memory, b) biological basis of emotional aspects of behavior and biopsychology of stress (stress hormones, stress response), c)mechanisms of neural plasticity in response to damage or to specific environmental conditions.
learning, memory, emotion, neural plasticity
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
-Presentation of the basic concepts of the course via power point presentations during lectures. -Use of eClass platform which is a Management System of electronic courses.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment923.5
Written assigments903.5
Student Assessment
Evaluation of students will be based on their performance a) in written assignments (30%), b) in oral presentations (10%), c) in the final written exam (60%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Βιοψυχολογία John P.J. Pinel Εκδόσεις Ίων, 2011 2. Εγκέφαλος και Συμπεριφορά Bryan Kolb & Ian Q Whishaw Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα, 2009
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ερευνητικά άρθρα 2. Νευροεπιστήμη και Συμπεριφορά KANDEL R. ERIC, SCHWARTZ H. JAMES, JESSELL M. THOMAS Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2011 3. An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology, 3rd edition, Randy J. Nelson, 2005, Sinauer associates.
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