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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 key principles of a range of neuroimaging techniques, notably magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electroencephalography (EEG). The module focuses on conceptual and methodological issues surrounding these techniques, allowing you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of using each to pursue questions in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The module is taught via a combination of lectures, in-class group work, and critical analyses and discussions. There may also be an opportunity to observe some of the techniques in action and to practice analysing neuroimaging data. The module is assessed with a written critical analysis of a published fMRI paper and a report on EEG. 
Module aims:To increase understanding of conceptual and methodological issues surrounding human neuroimaging techniques with the view to use these techniques to answer mind-brain questions. 
Module objectives:The module is pitched at an introductory level to allow students who are relatively new to neuroimaging to learn the foundations of a variety of techniques. The module introduces key conceptual and methodological issues, mostly at a theoretical level, with some practical exposure. Through the module, you are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of how the principal neuroimaging techniques work and the type of activity each can measure; when to choose which technique; practical aspects of the recording, analysis and interpretation of neuroimaging techniques; how to design a neuroimaging experiment; how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of published neuroimaging studies; and how to implement neuroimaging techniques in research.  
Key skills provided by module:Accepting responsibility; Achieving results; Analysing data; Applying logical rules; Assessing self and peers; Being accurate; Being creative/innovative; Being independent; Following instructions; Leading; Learning actively; Listening; Managing change; Managing projects; Managing time and deadlines; Negotiating; Planning and making decisions; Number processing; Presenting; Reflecting on learning; Remembering information; Solving problems; Thinking critically; Understanding others; Using sources; Using information technology; Working in teams; Writing. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Two pieces of coursework (1,000-1,500 words each) 100.00% 
Notes:The module is part of the Cognitive Neuroscience MSc/MRes and students on these programmes will be given priority. Every attempt will be made to make the module available to other students. To request a place, please email 
Taking this module as an option?:Places are limited.  
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Last updated:2017-07-31 15:11:03 by ucjtnlo