PSY309 Cognitive Neuroscience

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY309 Cognitive Neuroscience 0 6 Monday: 13.00-14.50 / Wednesday: 11.00-11.50
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Course Objectives The course is designed to provide students understanding of the brain structures and functions .This course will examine the relationship between brain and cognition through the use of methods from various research fields such as psychology, neurobiology, and neuroscience. This course discusses their contribution to understanding the neural basis of cognition. It includes an overview of the latest theories and findings in various topics associated with cognition, social cognition and executive functions.
Textbook 1.Michael S. Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, and George R. Mangun (2014) Cognitive Neuroscience The Biology of the Mind, 4th Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the methods and techniques used in the scientific study of cognitive neuroscience.
  2. explain how the brain allows humanbeing to do everyday behaviors.
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the underlying anatomy, physiology and functional architecture of the human central nervous system, with an emphasis on the cognitive processes.
  4. identify the mental operations that are required to perform cognitive tasks and exploring the limitations in task performance.
Teaching Methods Course delivery will be via lecture, case vignettes and class discussions with supplementary articles.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Origins of Neuroscience Relevant chapters
Week 3 Structure and Function of the Nervous System Chapter 2
Week 4 Structure and Function of the Nervous System Chapter 2
Week 5 Structure and Function of the Nervous System & Quiz Chapter 2
Week 6 Midterm course repetition
Week 7 MIDTERM EXAM
Week 8 Structure and Function of the Nervous System Chapter 2
Week 9 Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience Chapter 3
Week 10 Cognitive Control Chapter 12
Week 11 Cognitive Control Chapter 12
Week 12 Quiz
Week 13 Social Cognition Chapter 13
Week 14 Social Cognition Chapter 13
Week 15 Final exam preparation
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 all
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 30 all
Quiz 2 30 all
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 15 3 45 In-term Exam study 5 7 35
Quiz 1 5 3 15 Quiz 1 5 3 15
Quiz 2 5 4 20
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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