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Module code:PSYCGC08(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience II: Elaborative and Adaptive Processes
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Prof Emrah Duzel
Organiser's location:Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Queen Square
Organiser's email:e.duzel@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):4,
Module prerequisites:This is a Master's level module. A good undergraduate degree is a prerequisite for taking the module. 
Module outline:This module discusses the current state of knowledge in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The focus is on our understanding of elaborative and adaptive processes. Examples include memory, speech, language, number processing, social cognition, executive functions and cognitive control. Experts in each field will describe past and present findings on the topic, using their own research as a guideline and highlighting current controversies and debates. The module will explore findings from a range of neuroimaging techniques and lesion approaches. 
Module aims:To review the current state of knowledge on elaborative and adaptive processes in the field of cognitive neuroscience. 
Module objectives:Through the course, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - How the brain supports elaborative and adaptive functions - How these functions differ across individuals, for example across the life span and in patient groups - How different methodologies, measures, and approaches have advanced our knowledge of elaborative and adaptive functions - Seminal findings on elaborative and adaptive functions - Experimental design - Ethical and safety issues in cognitive neuroscience research - Current issues and controversies in cognitive neuroscience - Possible future research in cognitive neuroscience 
Key skills provided by module:Able to evaluate the pros and cons of different neuroimaging techniques; able to design experiments on the relationship between the mind and the brain; search the worldwide web for information and references; think logically and critically; disseminate knowledge; communicate effectively in written form; time management; learn independently. 
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PSYCGC08 
Module assessment:One essay (2,000-3,000 words) 100.00%. 
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Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7856 
Last updated:2010-06-10 13:50:52 by ucjtnlo