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Titel Frontiers in Cogntive Neuroscience
Kursnummer 2616
Program Neurovetenskap
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2018-09-24 -- 2018-09-28
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för neurovetenskap
Särskild behörighet 180 hp in medicine, biomedicine, biology, psychology, or cognitive science, or master degree in medical imaging engineering
Kursens syfte Students attending this course will be exposed to exciting new research in cognitive neuroscience, and learn to evaluate and critically discuss recent findings.
Kursens lärandemål After the course the student must be able to: (1) account for current concepts and key principles of cognitive neuroscience; (2) show an understanding of the inter-disiplinary nature of cognitive neuroscience with its roots in both psychology and neuroscience; (3) discuss and critically evaluate scientific articles in the field; (4) To show basic knowledge about the strengths and weakness of the different state-of-the-art methods used in cognitive neuroscience.
Kursens innehåll (1) Series of lectures informing about the state of art knowledge about: (i) Perception and sensory mechanisms; (ii) action planning and execution (iii); (iv) sex differences in the brain; (v) higher cognitive functions including working memory and creativity; (vi) memory; and (vii) cognitive effects of aging (2) Seminars where the students will critically discuss key published papers, and group presentations where they will present their analyses and conclusions for the whole group.
Arbetsformer Lectures, seminars, and group presentations.
Obligatoriska moment The group seminar is obligatory. In addition to that, the students are assumed to take part in the lectures. The student will be able to compensate missing attendance by submitting written reports on the missed material later.
Examination The oral presentation and group discussions during the last days seminar count as examination. We will assess individual studentsability to discuss and reason about current issues and problems in cognitive neuroscience.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel (1) Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (3rd Ed, Gazzaniga, Ivry, Mangun) (Norton, London 2009). (2) Selected publications.
Antal studenter 12 - 30
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicants doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date).
Övrig information The course is scheduled for five full days, running from approximately 9 am to 4.30 pm. The special international guest lecturer is Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti (University of Parma, Italy) who will talk about mirror neurons.
Ytterligare kursledare Course organisers: Prof Henrik Ehrsson (henrik.ehrsson@ki.se) and Prof Fredrik Ullen (fredrik.ullen@ki.se). Course secretary: Louise von Essen (Louise.Von.Essen@ki.se).
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