Fundementals of neurophysiology and neuropsychology in motor control and motor learning

liepr1024  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Fundementals of neurophysiology and neuropsychology in motor control and motor learning
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
45.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Duque Julie (coordinator); Missal Marcus;
Language
French
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
- Introduction to the most important techniques in Neurosciences: recordings, reversible lesions, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional brain imaging' - Receptors and transduction mechanisms - Central processing of sensory informations: vision, tactile, pain, proprioception and balance. - Motor control: spinal reflexes, muscle tone, posture, corticospinal system, motor cortical areas, basal ganglia, cerebellum, voluntary movements, locomotion, motor coordination' - Sensori-motor integration; role of the posterior parietal cortex in movement control. - Distinct forms of learning and memory.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - To study the normal function of the sensory systems, especially the visual and somatosensory systems. - To study the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for controlling movements, from the simple reflexes to the most sophisticated voluntary hand movements. - To investigate the neural basis of learning and memory. - To provide the basic knowledge for further advanced Neuroscience courses.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
- Introduction to the most important techniques in Neurosciences: recordings, reversible lesions, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional brain imaging - Receptors and transduction mechanisms - Central processing of sensory informations: vision, tactile, pain, proprioception and balance. - Motor control: spinal reflexes, muscle tone, posture, corticospinal system, motor cortical areas, basal ganglia, cerebellum, voluntary movements, locomotion, motor coordination - Sensori-motor integration; role of the posterior parietal cortex in movement control. - Distinct forms of learning and memory.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Multiple-choice test.
Other information
Rating: Review written or oral and / or elements of continuous assessment Support: Syllabus and / or book (s) Framing: Holder (s)
Online resources
Lectures available on Moodle:
https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=5603
Bibliography
  • https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=5603
Neurosciences, Purves et al. Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur.
Teaching materials
  • https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=5603
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Bachelor in Motor skills : General