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Bodily Senses in Health and Disease - HSBH3025

Year - 2020

Sensory input allows us to connect to the world and experience varied states of our own body. Understanding how senses work is important for basic science, esp. neuroscience and psychology, and applied areas such as health and engineering. This unit focuses on the sensory processes that underlie perception of one's own body and its actions. Sensory functioning in both healthy and disease states are considered, including the following topics: proprioception or sense of position and movement of body parts, vestibular system, touch, role of vision, brain plasticity, disorders of sensory processing (agnosias, neglect , phantom limbs, vertigo) and most recent experimental developments in rehabilitation and brain-computer interface. Tutorial assessment includes in-depth analysis of a topic of your choice and running your own experiments. NB: This unit does not teach about treatments taught in the core units of professional health science degrees.

face-to-face: 6 x 2-hr lectures, 6 x1-hr tutorials; online: 7 topics (lectures, activities)

1200wd essay (30%), group experiment (25%), online tasks (5%) and 1hr exam (40%)

Goldstein B (2010): Encyclopedia of Perception (full text online).

Assumed knowledge
Introductory neuroscience


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early A

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 21 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic
HECS Band: 2
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