1st degree (Bachelor)
Dr. Ayelet Landau
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Dr. Ayelet Landau
This is a course in Cognitive Neuroscience that examines the relationship between brain and cognition through the use of methods from various research fields such as psychology, neurobiology, and neuroscience. The course presents the key methods in the field and 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, including perception, attention, memory, language, and executive functions.
Objectives: To present up-to-date findings in key topics within cognitive neuroscience; to understand the main research methods in the field (e.g., behavioral methods, research on individuals with brain damage, imaging techniques); to discuss the contribution of brain research to cognitive theories, and vice versa.
The course will provide an extensive survey of the methods used in the field. Than we will apply this knowledge to the study of various modules in cognition: e.g., perception, memory, executive functions and awareness.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Students in the class will be able to read a scientific paper in the field with a good understanding of the dependent variables. In addition they will have acquired the state of the art insights on how neural mechanisms support cognition
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
The class is based on a series of lecture, assignment submission as well as reading requirements and quizes
In addition students will be participating in 3 hours of experiments as part of the assignments (1 hour if psychology majors).
action and cognition
language and music cognition
attention and awareness
The reading assigned will be provided on the course website
Additional Reading Material:
will appear on the course moodle
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 20 %
Reports 20 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 60 %
Other 0 %
Updated information about this class will be uploaded before the term starts.