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Module code:PSYC2208 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Language and Cognition
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr David Vinson
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:Normally PSYC1105 First and second year modules are largely unavailable to non-Psychology students due to the number of students who take them as part of their programme. To find out if they are available to you please visit the website below, selecting the relevant information sheet.  
Module outline:This module explores how the human mind and brain is able to understand and produce language in order to communicate. In addition to looking at the language abilities of healthy adults, we also look at language processing of users of different languages and within patients with language deficits and at the theories that have been developed to explain these remarkable abilities. We explore how these linguistic abilities relate to our other cognitive abilities, including cognition, perception, action and social interaction, as well as how they relate to other modes of communication such as gesture. 
Module aims:The course aims to convey the results and implications of recent research on central cognitive processes involving language and thinking and the brain systems involved; and to describe, discuss and evaluate the relevant methodologies.  
Module objectives:Its objectives are to ensure that participants both know the key theories in the field and can assess the evidence for them and so improve their skills in formulating and evaluating psychological arguments  
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00% 
Notes:Core Course for Psychology students and PALS students  
Taking this module as an option?:no 
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