M1 : Brain and Behavior

17 sessions for 180-200 students.

Course Director: Michael Schrift, MD

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of neuropsychiatry, the basics of the exam, and how it complements/integrates neurology and psychiatry as well as its role in medicine.
  • Learn about cognition (such as memory, language, and executive functions), and aspects of their neurochemical and neuroanatomical substrates, as well as the role of neuropharmacology in cognition.
  • Learn about the basic tools of “lab” evaluation in clinical neuroscience, such as MRI, fMRI, and neuropsychological testing.
  • Explore certain disorders in more detail, both clinical aspects and current research, to provide examples that will integrate previous lectures as much as possible, such as seizure disorders,  addiction, traumatic brain injury, and schizophrenia.



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