You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory practical’s, demonstrations, or external visits. Lectures allow you to gain and develop knowledge in specific subjects. You can discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and practicals in smaller seminar groups usually made up of 20-40 students. In addition, you can arrange one to one sessions with your personal tutor or module leader. You will also have access to and use resources to support your learning including; MyLearning, which is our virtual learning environment and on-line journals and books, throughout your course.
Broca's hypothesis was supported by observations of epileptic patients conducted by John Hughlings Jackson , who correctly deduced the organization of motor cortex by watching the progression of seizures through the body. Carl Wernicke further developed the theory of the specialization of specific brain structures in language comprehension and production. Modern research still uses the Korbinian Brodmann 's cytoarchitectonic (referring to study of cell structure) anatomical definitions from this era in continuing to show that distinct areas of the cortex are activated in the execution of specific tasks.  Eric Kandel and collaborators have cited David Rioch , Francis O. Schmitt , and Stephen Kuffler as having played critical roles in establishing the field.  Rioch originated the integration of basic anatomical and physiological research with clinical psychiatry at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research , starting in the 1950s. During the same period, Schmitt established a neuroscience research program within the Biology Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , bringing together biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The first freestanding neuroscience department (then called Psychobiology) was founded in 1964 at the University of California, Irvine by James L. McGaugh . Kuffler started the Department of Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School in 1966.