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Module code:PSYCGC11 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience II: Neuroimaging
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Leun Otten
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 focuses on modern techniques for imaging the human brain. Students will be taught the key principles of a range of neuroimaging techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetoencephalography (MEG). The methodological limitations of these techniques will be discussed and there may be an opportunity to observe the techniques in action. The module explores how each technique can be used to understand mind-brain relations in patients and healthy individuals, emphasizing their relative advantages and disadvantages. Students will learn about the analysis and interpretation of neuroimaging data, and how to disseminate findings. 
Module aims:To investigate modern techniques for imaging the human brain.  
Module objectives:Through the course, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - Key principles and applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - Key principles and applications of electroencephalography (EEG) - Key principles and applications of magnetoencephalography (MEG) - Key principles and applications of other neuroimaging techniques - Pros and cons of different neuroimaging techniques - Practical aspects of neuroimaging recordings - Analyzing neuroimaging data with statistical parametric mapping (SPM) and other software packages - How to interpret and critically evaluate neuroimaging data - How to disseminate findings from neuroimaging experiments  
Key skills provided by module:Able to evaluate the pros and cons of different neuroimaging techniques; understand the logic of experimental design and analysis; design experiments on the relationship between the mind and the brain; choose the appropriate measure for an experimental question; analyze neuroimaging data; search the worldwide web for information and references; apply cognitive neuroscience methods; think logically and critically; disseminate knowledge; communicate effectively in oral and written form; time management; learn independently. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Two pieces of coursework (1,000-1,500 words each) 100.00% 
Taking this module as an option?:Places are limited. 
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Last updated:2016-07-27 12:57:30 by ucjtnlo