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PS4097   Research Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Tue

Tremendous progress in technology allows now to observe the brain in action to understand the physical bases of behaviour. This module showcases this state of the art approach. Guided by a team of lecturers with first-hand expertise in trans cranial magnetic stimulation, neurophysiology, electrophysiology, behavioural modelling, neuropsychology and functional magnetic resonance imaging the students will develop their ability to evaluate and propose cutting edge research. The course includes lectures and student led discussions of current research topics.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar plus office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 128

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr D Balslev
Module teaching staff: Dr D Balslev, Dr T Otto, Dr J Ales, Dr G Miles