|Module label||Computation in Neuroscience|
|Credit points||9.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Psychology|
|Applicability of the module||
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Goals of module:
Students will acquire scientific programming skills as well as specific knowledge of
computational methods in neuroscience and cognition. They will learn to judge the
appropriateness and complexity of computational problems and solutions.
+ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ experimental methods
++ statistics & scientific programming
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ knowledge transfer
+ group work
Part 1: Introduction to scientific programming I (lecture): winter
Basic data types and structures
Flow control (conditions, loops, errors)
Testing and debugging
Part 2: Introduction to scientific programming II (lecture): summer
Complex data structures
Frequency analysis methods
Introduction to toolboxes
Part 3: Scientific programming I (excercise): winter
Implementation of examples from part 1
Part 4: Scientific programming II (exercise): summer
Implementation of examples from part 2
Part 5: Computer-controlled experimentation (seminar): summer
Computer hardware basics
Scripting and programming experiments
Combining stimulus delivery with EEG, Eyetracking, etc.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||2 Semester|
|Module frequency||The module will start every winter term.|
Passing the exam of psy240 is mandatory for starting a Practical Project (psy260) and the Master's thesis.
|Module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Type of module||Pflicht / Mandatory|
|Teaching/Learning method||Part 1 and 2: lectures; Part 3 and 4: excercises; Part 5: seminar; additional tutorials|
|Type of course||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
2h/week in winter and summer term
|4||SoSe und WiSe||56|
1h/week in winter and summer term
|2||SoSe und WiSe||28|
|SoSe und WiSe||0|
|Total module attendance time||112 h|
|Examination||Examination times||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
exam period at the end of the summer term
In a 120-minute written exam the participants will have to program MATLAB-scripts for a selection of neuroscientific data-analysis problems, demonstrating their skills in the different topics. The scripts and comments will be written on university-provided laptops and handed in via email or USB-drive.
Students need to hand in 1-2 programming tasks in the exercises to be allowed to take part in the exam.
Required active participation for gaining credits:
script for the presentation of experimental stimuli in part 5
attendance of at least 70% in the seminar 'computer-controlled experimentation', part 5 within one semester (will be checked in StudIP).