Cognition and Emotion


Course Objective

To introduce students to the new interdisciplinary field that
investigates the interactions between cognitive and emotional processes
on behavioral and neurophysiological levels and gain some practical
experience in scientific research on this topic

Course Content

Human behavior and mental life cannot be fully understood without
understanding the role of emotions. However, until recently emotional
processes have been studied in isolation from basic cognitive processes,
such as attention, perception, memory and language. The present
course will present an integrative view of cognitive and emotional
processes based on the recent behavioral and neuroscientific evidence.
The topics that are covered will include the influence of emotional
information on perception, allocation of visual attention, awareness,
memory encoding and decision making, the role of emotional states on
perception, attention and memory, as well practical applications, such
as cognitive behavioral therapy and lie detection. The students will
also have hands-on experience and will conduct an experiment, analyze
the data and write a brief report.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, practical assignments, quizzes

Method of Assessment

open-end exam


"Emotion Science: Cognitive and Neuroscientific Approaches to
Understanding Human Emotions" by Elaine Fox
"The Emotional Brain" by Joseph LeDoux

General Information

Course Code P_BCOGNEM
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 300
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, Practical
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