M.Sc. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

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Cognitive Neuroscience A

The module will cover the theoretical foundations and important empirical findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience thereby connecting the two of the basic focuses of the program. Using selected examples the students will gain an overview of the intersection of neurocognitive processes with computational processes and their practical applications. 

After completing the module students will have acquired an advanced knowledge of neuro-cognitive psychology. They will know central theoretical concepts, empirical findings and practical applications of neurocognitive methods within the fields of cognitive and affective neuroscience. With this knowledge they will be able to recognize specific issues, for example with respect to Dyslexia, and select an appropriate methods with which to investigate the chosen topic; such as rating scales, reaction time measurements, non-invasive neuromodulation procedures such as tDCS, rTMS, etc.

The students will learn that 'the method must fit the question' and master the evaluation and interpretation of empirical studies as a result. 

The module will be assessed with presentations and a paper to be written at the end of the second semester.