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Behavioural Neuroscience Methods

PSY321

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Friday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Isabelle Mareschal
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "PSY111 (SBC401), PSY121(SBC141), PSY109 (SBC142), PSY211 (SBC201)"

Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, this module will draw on research from a broad range of topics within psychology. It will cover areas such as social, developmental, cognitive and sensory systems from the perspective of Neuroscience. The aim is to consider the mechanism(s) underlying behaviour. As such, research methods including: fMRI, single (or multi) unit recording, optical imaging, TMS, EEG, eye tracking will be used. This aim of the course is to critically evaluate and discuss recent research papers, using a pros and cons approach. Each week a subgroup of students will present a paper to the class, and lead a discussion about it. The course will have 3 weeks of taught lectures: weeks 1 and 2 introduction to the course material and presentation with sample presentation by lecturer. Week 12 will be a concluding lecture, recapping the different themes covered throughout the 8 weeks of presentations. Weeks 3-11 will cover a different theme each week with 5 x 20 minute student presentations in each week (where each presentation comprises 15 minute oral presentation followed by 5 minutes of group discussions).

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 6

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