Seminar Cognitive Neuroscience


Course Objective

To extend students' knowledge in the field of cognitive and clinical
neuroscience. To help students find a topic for Master's thesis.

Course Content

This is an advanced course on the current topics in cognitive
neuroscience. After this course the students will have a firm
understanding of the current state of affairs in the area of Cognitive
Neuroscience, the current directions of the field and the contemporary
methods that are used. Students will be able to present a summarized
research article, critically evaluate it and discuss it with peers.
Students will be prepared for choosing a topic for the future research
project , internship or a thesis. Over the last two decennia, scientific
research in the field of cognitive neuroscience has led to fundamental
new insights in the relation between brain function and behavior.
Research is ongoing, and in many cases, the latest insights have not yet
traversed their ways down into the regular textbooks. This seminar
offers students the possibility to discuss state of the art research.
The latest insights into topics such as consciousness, default network,
working memory, multisensory perception, and the mirror neuron system
will be covered. The seminar will also cover important questions
regarding legal and ethical aspects of cognitive and clinical
neuroscience research.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, literature study, oral presentations and discussions.

Method of Assessment

Oral presentation, discussion, and open-end exam

Entry Requirements

The requirement to participate is the completion of the basic Cognitive
Neuroscience and Neuropsychology course. Alternatively,
students may study the required literature by self- study.


The list of research papers will be announced on canvas (annually

General Information

Course Code P_MSEMCNS
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. A.V. Belopolskiy
Examiner dr. A.V. Belopolskiy
Teaching Staff dr. A.V. Belopolskiy

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture