Not available as a ‘wild’ module
OverviewThe module gives students grounding in methods, techniques and issues of cognitive psychology and allied disciplines. Focusing on vision, memory, higher-levels of cognition concerned with language and cognitive control, and methodology, the module examines how cognitive processes are instantiated in mind and brain. It also provides an historical overview of the schools of thought that led to the inception of cognitive psychology as a distinct, academic discipline.
This module appears in:
2 hour lecture per week, plus 2 one-hour associated seminars during the term
Method of assessment
Coursework: One essay (approximately 2,500 words). Examination: Written examination.
M S Gazzaniga, R B Ivry & G R Mangun (Eds.), Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (3rd edition). Norton, 2008.
Knowledge and understanding of cognitive neuroscience
Reading and writing skills
Critical reflection and written analysis and interpretation
Subject-specific skills, including evaluating and selecting appropriate frameworks and methodologies for exploring issues in psychology, and employing the inferential method in science
Communication skills, such as use of information technology
Other skills, such as working with others and problem solving