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psy230 - Neuromodulation of Cognition (Complete module description)
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Module label Neuromodulation of Cognition
Modulkürzel psy230
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Rieger, Jochem (Module responsibility)
Rieger, Jochem (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology. Neuroscience students can take part on request.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
The aim of this module is to provide students with a theoretical background on how cognitive
functions can be altered via neuromodulation.

++ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ interdisciplinary kowledge & thinking
++ experimental methods
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ scientific communication skills
Module contents
Students will be introduced to the concepts of neuromodulation and the application of theoretical
knowledge of neurophysiology to the modulation of cognitive functions.

Part 1: Neuromodulation of cognition (lecture): winter
Neurotransmitter and neuromodulator systems
Neuropharmacological intervention
Mechanisms of neural plasticity
Electric and magnetic brain stimulation
Therapeutical applications

Part 2: Topics in Neuromodulation (seminar): winter
Psychological an therapeutical effects of neuromodulation
Modulation of neuronal network function
Deep brain stimulation for therapeutical modulation
  • Kaczmarek, L.K., Levitan, I.B. (1986) Neuromodulation: The Biochemical Control of Neuronal Excitability, Oxford University Press
  • Demos J.N. (2005) Getting Started with Neurofeedback, Norton Professional Books
  • Tarsy, D. et al. (2008) Deep Brain Stimulation in Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders, Springer Verlag
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency The module will no longer be offered!
Module capacity 15
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Part 1: lecture; Part 2: seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Seminar 2 WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
during winter term
Presentation 80%
written test on the topics of the lecture 20%

Required active participation for gaining credits:
participation in discussions on other presentations
attendance of at least 70% in the seminar (use attendance sheet that will be handed out in the beginning of the term).