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The human brain is one of the most complex structures known to us. What does the brain do that makes possible the wide range of activities that humans engage in? This course will provide an in-depth introduction to the state-of-the-art developments in cognitive neuroscience that address such fundamental questions. The last two decades have led to an explosion of experimental techniques and theories that have provided substantial insights into the neural mechanisms of normal and abnormal cognitive processing in the brain. This course will be a window into that exciting field.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Over 10 lectures, the course will cover a range of topics in cognitive neuroscience. These lectures will explore cognition, including Decision Making, Memory, and Object recognition, in typical and atypical states. The aim will be to discover the neural mechanisms underlying these processes at various levels of analysis from single neuron activity to large-scale network dynamics. The lectures will also cover mechanisms underlying disordered states of mind, including Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Both human studies and animal models will be scrutinised in exploring these topics.
There will also be 2 two-hour labs, which will be empirical in nature, with hands-on experience with experimental techniques in cognitive neuroscience.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
70% exam (2 essay)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Understand and critically evaluate theory in cognitive neuroscience, including memory, problem-solving, decision-making, and abnormal states|
|Conceptual||Understand||Demonstrate knowledge of the human brain structure and function in relation to mental or cognitive processes|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Describe and critically evaluate state-of-the-art research methods and experimental designs within the field of cognitive neuroscience|
|Conceptual||Apply||Examine how neuroscientific techniques can be extended to address important questions in other fields, such as art.|