From Human Neuroanatomy to Psychopathology

April 3-6, 2017
School for Mental Health and Neuroscience / Maastricht University, The Netherlands

This MHeNs course aims to introduce PhD students to basic concepts of neuroanatomy, functional neuro- anatomy and neuropathology and will clarify the current knowledge on the neuroanatomical and neuro- biological underpinnings of neuropsychiatric disorders.

The course of 4 consecutive days starts at the first day with lectures on the anatomy and cerebro- vasculature of the brain followed by theoretical lessons on functional and structural MRI methodologies. On the second day we will continue the imaging part with visits of the MRI and TMS scanners. Thereafter students will get hands-on training on the neuroanatomy by real dissection of the human skull and brain. The course will focus on microscopical analysis of the human and rodent brain under normal and pathological conditions with practicals on day 1, 3 and 4. The last day will link the functional and anatomical concepts to clinical neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, affective disorders and developmental disorders.

The multidisciplinary teaching staff consists of experts in the fields of neuroanatomy, neuroscience, imaging, and clinical neuropsychiatry and will provide an excellent learning experience for PhD students working in neuroscience, psychiatry, neurology and psychology.


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