NEVR3002 - Sensory and Motor Neuroscience


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course is divided into a sensory part and a motor part. The sensory part describes the signaling events of animal sensory systems, including detection and transduction of signal, as well as propagation, processing and coding of these signals in the peripheral and the central nervous system. The motor part describes the signaling events of animal motor systems, including planning and execution of movement.

Throughout the course, we will discuss pathological conditions whereby dysfunction in specific neuronal circuits leads to perceptual deficits and/or movement disorders. Basic principles of neuroanatomy and neurodevelopment will also be discussed. Finally, we will discuss current techniques used to study sensory and motor neuroscience.

Learning outcome

After completing and passing the NEVR3002 course, students should be able to:

  1. Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of sensory and motor systems.
  2. Demonstrate specialized knowledge of concepts on systems-level organization.
  3. Communicate a thorough understanding of the neural signaling mechanisms underlying sensorimotor processing of all modalities.
  4. Apply critical thinking to understanding dysfunction and diseases involving sensory and motor systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, participation in group-based work/discussions, and a presentation assignment.

The course is taught in the autumn semester with a final examination in December.

The language of teaching and examination is English.

This course has restricted admission. Students admitted to the MSc in Neuroscience are guaranteed a seat. Other students must apply for a seat by the given deadlines.

Further on evaluation

Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester. In case of only a few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination.

Course materials

Reading materials (textbook chapters and scientific papers) that supplement each lecture will be listed on the course syllabus and will be made available to students electronically at the start of the term.

More on the course



Version: 3
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-18 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 25
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 5
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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