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Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience - PSY00047M

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. David Pitcher
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21

Module aims

  • To demonstrate how different methodologies have contributed to our understanding of different areas of cognitive neuroscience
  • To show how neuroimaging techniques complement other methods in cognitive neuroscience

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

  • identify which procedure is appropriate for studying structure and function within the brain
  • debate the use of non-invasive imaging techniques and be able to critically evaluate the outcome of a neuroimaging study

understand and review some of the contributions that neuroimaging has made in experimental psychology


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
1 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
1 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be provided within 6 weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Huettel S et al, Sinauer Associates.

Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience by Purves D et al. Sinauer Associates

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