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Cognitive Neuroscience - PYC4813

Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The module introduces students to current research and theory in cognitive neuroscience. It presents an overview of neural structures and functions, describes the key imaging and electrophysiological methods used in cognitive neuroscience research, and acquaints students with core domains in this area such as attention, vision, memory, language, lesion studies, executive functions of the brain, and the social and emotional brain. The module will be useful to psychology students who are interested in the connection between cognition and neuroscience, and who want to acquire some knowledge of theoretical issues, concepts, and research techniques in this interdisciplinary area. Qualifying students are able to consider the theories and research regarding normal functioning of the human brain as well as the concomitants in behaviour and adaptive functioning after brain injury.