Brain & Behaviour II - PSY00002I

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Beth Jefferies
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

The aim of this module is to understand how the human brain mediates higher mental functions such as attention, language, memory and action. The module will explore what we can learn about normal psychological processes using different methods in cognitive neuroscience. Finally, it will examine how populations of neurons act together to represent the world and control behaviour.

Module learning outcomes

  • understand how psychological processing can be affected by brain damage
  • give an account of the effects of attention on sensory processing
  • describe how language and memory can be explored in neural terms
  • provide an overview of principles underlying action and decision
  • discuss the importance of neural representations in behaviour

Module content

In Year 2 the aim is to understand how the human brain mediates higher mental functions such as attention, language, memory and action. We will explore what we can learn about normal psychological processes using different methods in cognitive neuroscience. Finally, we will examine how populations of neurons act together to represent the world and control behaviour.

  • TB6: Brain mechanism of visual recognition
  • TB7: Brain Mechanisms of Language
  • TB8: Brain Mechanisms of Memory
  • TB9: Brain Mechanisms of Action and Decision
  • TB10: Principles of Neural Representation

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Mini Project
N/A 5
Essay/coursework
Practical
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Brain & Behaviour II (Paper 1)
1 hours 18
University - closed examination
Brain & Behaviour II (Paper 2)
1.5 hours 27

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Mini Project
N/A 5
Essay/coursework
Practical
N/A 25
University - closed examination
Brain & Behaviour II (Paper 1)
1 hours 18
University - closed examination
Brain & Behaviour II (Paper 2)
1.5 hours 27

Module feedback

The marks on all assessed work will be provided on e-vision.

Students will meet supervisors in wk 6 in AuT, SpT and wk 9 in SuT to discuss their marks.

Indicative reading

The Brain & Behaviour strand uses the same two text books throughout Years 1 and 2.



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