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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 (provisional):Dr Stephanie Lazzaro
Organiser's location:Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Queen Square
Available for students in Year(s):4
Module prerequisites:This is a Master's level module. A good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline 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 higher-order cognition and elaborative and adaptive processes. Examples may include memory, decision-making, language, emotions, 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. 
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 - - Current issues and controversies in cognitive neuroscience - Possible future research in cognitive neuroscience 
Key skills provided by module:Think critically about experimental design, neuroimaging techniques and the current state of cognitive neuroscience research; 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: 
Module assessment:One essay (2,000-3,000 words) 100.00% 
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Last updated:2017-07-31 14:51:11 by ucjtsl5