Cognitive Neuroscience


Course Objective

To provide a theoretical and practical introduction to the
multidisciplinary area of cognitive, clinical and social neuroscience.
Students will learn about theoretical approaches and important findings,
as well as analyze example datasets themselves. The aim of the course is
to provide a sound basis for the remaining minor and master program.

Course Content

The course will treat modern techniques and recent data that relate
mental processes to brain functions. Techniques that will be covered are
EEG, MEG, MRI, lesions. Mental functions that will be studied include
perception, memory, emotion, language, and social cognition. The course
is both theoretical and practical: in addition to the plenary classes,
students will analyze example EEG en MRI datasets in smaller, supervised

Teaching Methods

Lectures, computer practicals and literature study.

Method of Assessment

Written examination, multiple choice questions (80%).
Practical exam analyzing EEG and MRI data (20%).
Partial grades are only valid during the study year in which the grade
has been achieved.

Entry Requirements

Biological and Cognitive Psychology


Gazzaniga, M.S., et al. (2018). Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of
the Mind (5th International Student Edition). New York: Norton. ISBN:

Target Audience

BA3 students in the track Genes, Brain and Behavior.

Additional Information

Tuition will be in English.
Partial grades are only valid during the study year in which the grade
has been achieved.

Recommended background knowledge

A background in psychology, biology, or medicine is mandatory.

General Information

Course Code P_BCOGNEUS
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. D.J. Heslenfeld
Examiner dr. D.J. Heslenfeld
Teaching Staff dr. D.J. Heslenfeld

Practical Information

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Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group
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