Cognitive Neuroscience

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Cognitive neuroscience is a relatively new field which bridges the gap between the study of complex behaviors (psychology) and the study of low-level neural processes (neurosciences). Cognitive neuroscientists aim to understand the underlying neural responses that lead to perception and behavior.

AIMS

This course is intended as a theoretical and practical introduction to some of the most important themes and methodologies in cognitive neuroscience. Students will learn how modern neuroscientific techniques can be applied to study cognition.

FORMAT

The course is organized into theoretical lectures and practical sessions.

Each of the theoretical sessions will cover one topic within cognitive neuroscience and will include lectures from experts in the field. Presentations aim to combine results from research on animal and human subjects spanning a variety of techniques, for example, psychophysics, functional imaging, EEG, electrophysiology.

In the practical sessions students will experience some of the research techniques available to cognitive neuroscientists as well as participate in demonstration experiments.

CONTENTS

Topics will include:

REQUIRED BACKGROUND LEVEL

No specific background knowledge is required for this course

ORGANISERS

Dr. Matthew Self (NIN)
Dr. Valeria Gazzola (NIN)

LOCATION

NIN

DURATION

32 hrs / 1.1 ECT

DATES

tba, 2023

REGISTRATION

To register, please send an e-mail to r.lustenhouwer@vu.nl

PROGRAM

Click here for the program of the previous edition

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