DIS Stockholm - Neuroscience
As humans, emotions are intrinsic to our socialization, and influence our cognition and behavior. Study and research the underlying neural networks linked to the experience, understanding, and expression of emotions.
- Through classwork and the associated research lab, expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain and which mechanisms are relevant for the interaction of emotion, cognition, and behavior
- Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Sweden and Paris to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners
- Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to cognitive and affective neuroscience by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Stockholm area
This program is right for you if you study neuroscience, psychology, or health science, and are considering a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
How do we understand the interplay of human emotions and their neural networks? This course applies findings from the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and the psychological study of, cognition, emotion, and personality. Basic, complex, and social emotions are explored from the perspective of, e.g., the subjective experience of emotion, non-conscious processes, how emotions are interpreted, expressed or regulated. Affective systems, neural networks, and their relationship to cognitive processes such as attention, learning, memory, decision making are addressed. Where relevant, human brain imaging findings, pathological conditions, treatment and cultural perspectives are considered.
Week-Long Study Tour: Paris
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisite: One semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, or biological psychology at university level.
Corequisite: Affective Neuroscience Research Lab
- Neuroscience And Behavior