|Module label||Practical project|
|Credit points||9.0 KP|
attendance in the lab and accompanying seminars as necessary for your project (~ 200h))
|Institute directory||Department of Psychology|
|Applicability of the module||
|Further responsible persons||
Upon approval by the examination committee other staff members (e.g. PhD students in the laboratories of the Department of Psychology) can act as examiners for psy260.
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
You can only start the practical project if you have passed the exam of psy240 (psy241)
Computation in Neuroscience!
Priority is given to students with experience in methods used in the respective lab or students
who have taken the respective teaching modules.
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Goals of module:
Students are able to critically review the scientific literature and current state of knowledge concerning a certain topic in the field of cognitive neuroscience or neuropsychology. Based on this, they are able to develop a specific research question and to design an adequate experiment, acquire data and conduct appropriate statistical analyses, building on previously gained competencies in relevant research methods, computer programming and statistical methods. They know how to critically discuss the results of their study in context of the current literature and how to present their findings at a scientific poster symposium.
++ experimental methods
+ statistics & scientific programming
++ data presentation & discussion
+ independent research
+ scientific literature
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ scientific communication skills
+ knowledge transfer
+ group work
++ project & time management
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Module frequency||The module will be offered every winter term.|
Topics for projects will be presented in a colloquium at the end of the summer term.
Students can chose to perform the practical work in either of the research groups of the Department of Psychology. External projects are possible upon approval (information and approval form can be found on the programme website).
|Module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Type of module||Pflicht / Mandatory|
|Teaching/Learning method||practical work and regular seminar meetings in the group where the project is performed|
|Previous knowledge||PLEASE NOTE:
Knowledge of either EEG, fMRI, TBS, or MEG data analysis, or knowledge of HCI or ambulatory assessment methods is essential for most projects offered in the Department of Psychology. We strongly recommend to take either psy170: Neurophysiology, psy270: fMRI Data Analysis, psy280: Transcranial Brain Stimulation, psy220: Human Computer Interaction, or psy290: Ambulatory Assessment prior to the practical project.
It is expected that students have basic knowledge of Matlab programming before starting the practical project. This is proven by having passed the exam in Computation in Neuroscience.
|Type of course||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
Please select the group in which you perform your practical project.
attendance as necessary for your project (~ 200h)
|Total module attendance time||28 h|
|Examination||Examination times||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
usually end of April
Poster presentation in a student symposium (30% of the grade) and daily project work (70% of the grade).