PSY494_P11 Techniques in Cognitive Neuroscience

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Daniel Joel Shaw, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Beláňová (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
Daniel Joel Shaw, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Daniel Joel Shaw, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 8:00–9:40 U32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
For several neuroimaging techniques, students will learn about the basics behind the neurophysiological underpinnings and current applications of the technique in psychological research. Students will gain an understanding of the pros (i.e. how each technique has contributed to our knowledge of brain-behaviour relationships) and cons (i.e. spatial/temporal limitations) of each technique.
  • The lectures are organised as follows:
  • 1. Neuropsychology
  • 2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • 3. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • 4. Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • 5. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • 6. Combining techniques (e.g. TMS with MRI/fMRI)
  • 7. Revision/Discussion
  • 8. Exam
Teaching methods
1-6: Lecture; 7: Seminar; 8: Exmination
Assessment methods
1. Essay (50%): Student will be required to write a 2000 word essay on a technique of their choice. This should demonstrate (a) their understanding of the neurophysiological underpinnings of the technique; (b) an awareness of the applications of the technique in psychology; and (c) the advantages and limitations of technique.
2. Written examination (50%): Students will sit a 1hr written examination, in which they will answer questions on selected techniques covered in the lectures.
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The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012.
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