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Module code:PSYCGS04 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Social Neuroscience
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Antonia Hamilton
Organiser's location:ICN, Alexandra House
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Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:This course examines the neural mechanisms underlying human social behaviour. It draws on methods from cognitive neuroscience and research questions from social psychology to question fundamental aspects of how people interact in the world.  
Module aims:This module aims to give students an up-to-date introduction to the fundamentals of social neuroscience. Lectures cover – methods; self and body; disorders of self; face and gaze; mirror neurons; emotion and empathy; morality; conduct disorder; theory of mind; autism. 
Module objectives:Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of: · The ways in which neuroscience methods (fMRI, EEG, TMS and others) can address social questions · The brain mechanisms of social behaviour · Controversies in social neuroscience · Disorders of social behaviour (autism, conduct disorder, prosopagnosia and schizophrenia)  
Key skills provided by module:Students will write a research proposal (assignment) and an essay. They will gain an understanding of social neuroscience methods and current research in this area.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Assignment (2,000 words) 30.00%
Essay (3,000 words) 70.00% 
Notes:This is available to a limited number of MSc Cognitive and Decision Sciences students. 
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Last updated:2016-08-05 11:29:25 by ucjtpho