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Module code:PALS1003(Add to my personalised list)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Chris Donlan
Organiser's location:209 Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:The course will focus on the key theories of memory, including both historical and current perspectives. Students will learn about the components of sensory memory, the working memory model, and explicit and implicit long-term memory systems, as well as the brain structures thought to underlie these. For each memory system, consideration will be given to the role that system might play in language. The majority of the course will focus on the normal adult system. However, the final two lectures will examine what happens when memory goes wrong in the case of amnesia, and the development of memory in childhood.  
Module aims:1. Provide essential information on the structure and function of the components of the vocal tract. 2. Explain the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory system. 3. Demonstrate how the brain perceives sound and controls speech output. 4. Explore current research into the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of speech and speech development.  
Module objectives:By the end of the module the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: • The alternative types of research methods used to explore human memory • Theories of the components of memory • The working memory model (Baddeley & Hitch; Baddeley), its components and function • Evidence for the distinction between explicit and implicit memory • Development and disorders of memory 
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Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%.
One essay (1,500 words) 50.00%. 
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