NEVR3003 - Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course provides a thorough introduction to the biological foundation of behaviour and cognition. It focuses on the neural mechanisms for behaviour and cognition, with particular emphasis, but not limited to, on learning and memory, motivation, and emotions. The lectures will also address disorders, with emphasis on the underlying neural mechanisms, and introduce some tools by which we can study human brain function.

Learning outcome

After completing and passing the course NEVR3003 the student

  • has in-depth insight of the basic concepts of the organization of higher order cortical systems;
  • has insight of the basic structural and functional concepts of the major interactions between subcortical and cortical systems;
  • is capable of describing certain cognitive behavioural processes in terms of contributions of and interactions between numerous brain systems;
  • is able to design and evaluate an existing design in the cognitive neuroscience research and implication for the results.

Learning methods and activities

The course is taught in lectures and in the first half of the spring semester (normally in February and March), with a final examination at the end of March. 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

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment based on literature search

Further on evaluation

Regular final examination is given in the spring 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 autumn semester. If few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Corresponding to the academic requirements for the Master of Science in Neuroscience.

Exchange students may be accepted after individual evaluation.

Course materials

Reading materials that supplement each lecture will be provided and listed on the course syllabus and will be made available to students.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NEVR3030 7.5
PSYK4419 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
PSY2102 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2023-12-01

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Psychology


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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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