After completing the course, the student will:
have a fundamental knowledge of the classical principles of and recent trends in cognitive neuroscience
be able to critically assess and formulate an opinion about recent debates in cognitive neuroscience
Relationship between assessment and objective
The examination consists of open questions. In answering the questions, students are expected to master the mindset used in cognitive neuroscience, which uses different types of evidence derived from the multidisciplinary nature of the field.
In addition, when answering exam questions students are expected to critically underpin their responses based on empirical evidence. For assignments in the seminar recent literature should be cited.
This subject examines how mental processes are produced by human brain, specifically addressing such topics as attention, memory, executive functions, emotion, control of human locomotion and their interrelationships.
Special attention is given to networks of neurons or brain areas in which the integrated functions are implemented, and the methods to examine them. Therefore the course starts with a detailed examination of cognitive neuroscience techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and event-related potentials (ERP).