specialisatie Animal and Human Behavioural Neurosciences (B-track)
The B-track focuses on the neurobiology as well as the function and evolution of behaviour.
Neurobiological, physiological, developmental and (epi)genetic processes are crucial to understand the evolution, function, causation and development of behaviour. Exploring these fields will provide insights in brain circuitry and processes driving human and animal behaviour. Courses in the B-track cover chronobiology (circadian and annual rhythms), evolution of behaviour (development, causation, evolution and adaptive significance), neuroendocrinology, physiology and behaviour (brain-periphery interactions, energy balance, eating disorders), and individuality of behaviour (trait-like patterns, behavioural and physiological responses). Students perform a minor and major research project where they acquire fundamental and scientific knowledge skills on animal and human behavioural neurosciences. Altogether the B-track prepares students for a scientific career in the behavioural neuroscience field.
Bachelor-Master connections: Life Science and Technology, Biology
The coordinator of the B-track is prof. Anton Scheurink: http://www.rug.nl/staff/a.j.w.scheurink/
For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6406&ocasysyear=2019