Cognitive Psychology AI

This course is offered in Dutch. Some of the descriptions may therefore only be available in Dutch.

Course Objective

Aquaintance with Cognitive Psychology: the study of human brain
functions such as perception, attention, learning, memory, language,
decision making and problem solving as well as their biological basis.
The course will deal with important theories, experimental paradigms,
research findings and possible controversies. Several Coglab experiments
will provide hands-on experience with different aspects of cognitive

Course Content

A wide sprectrum of topics are addressed in course, including
perception, attention, memory decision making, problem solving and
signal detection. Knowledge of these fundamental brain functions is
essential for understanding, explaining and predicting human behaviour.
The most important theoretical frameworks, experimental paradims and
methods to measure human functions will be addressed, from behavioural
measures to neurophysiology and neuroimaging (EEG/fMRI/TMS).

Teaching Methods

There are 12 lectures during which the main lines of the material will
be discussed. In addition to the lectures there are experiments that
will have to be conducted independently through Coglab 5. On the basis
of the results of these experiments one report per experiment will be
written about the experiment, the results and the interpretation of
these results. Conducting the experiments and writing the reports is
compulsory. The experiments can be conducted online through coglab 5 and
the results are generated automatically. The grade for the coglab
reports constitutes 15 % of the final grade.

Method of Assessment

Multiple-choice exam. The exam counts for 85 % and the coglab reports
for 15 % of the final grade.


1. Goldstein, E.B. Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind,
Research, and Everyday Experience
2. Coglab 5 (online access)
3. Reader on Signal Detection Theory (on Canvas).

Additional Information

This course is only for Lifstyle Informatics students.

All students are expected to follow all parts of the course. The grade
for the coglab reports is determined by averaging the grades of all
reports. Not conducting a report or not writing a report means a grade
of 0 for that report. If the average grade for coglab is unsatisfactory
(lower than 5.5) no exam grade will be given. The coglab grade will
remain valid for one year. The coglab reports must be written during the
course and cannot be written later and cannot be done over. Any
exemptions can be applied for in writing at the Exam Committee.

General Information

Course Code P_BCOGPSY
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition Dutch
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. R.J. Godijn
Examiner dr. R.J. Godijn
Teaching Staff dr. R.J. Godijn

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture