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Module code:PALS0019 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Brain Stimulation
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Patti Adank
Organiser's location:323 Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:A basic understanding of brain anatomy and brain physiology is desirable. 
Module outline:Topics include: • Introduction to various techniques of brain stimulation, e.g., transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), electrocorticography (eCoG) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS); • Study design in imaging manual and speech actions using these techniques; • Application of these techniques in clinical studies (e.g., aphasia, Parkinson’s disease); • How use of these techniques can inform current neuroscience models of action processing. 
Module aims:Aims: • To give students an understanding of issues and challenges in studying general motor action processing (including manual and speech actions) in studying speech processing using current methods for brain stimulation; • To inform about the use of brain stimulation in theory development in cognitive neuroscience; • To give an appreciation of the effectiveness of current brain stimulation methods in clinical applications. 
Module objectives:At the end of the module students will be able to understand: • the main challenges in using brain stimulations methods in cognitive science; • the methods and techniques necessary for research in these areas; • how results from brain stimulation contribute to our understanding of how the brain processes actions in healthy people and people with neurological disorders.  
Key skills provided by module:- be knowledgeable about a number of specialised areas and/or applications; - demonstrate knowledge of a range of research paradigms, research methods and measurement techniques, including statistical analysis, demonstrate detailed knowledge of several specialised areas and/or applications, some of which are at the cutting edge of research in the discipline - reason scientifically, understand the role of evidence and make critical judgements about arguments in psychology - communicate ideas and research findings by written, oral and visual means  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 6

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • One essay (2,000 words) 50.00%
    • Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%
    • One essay (2,000 words) 50.00%

UG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Coursework (2000 words) 50.00%
    • Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%
Taking this module as an option?:Yes 
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