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psy181 - Neurocognition (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Neurocognition
Modulkürzel psy181
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Department für Psychologie
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Modulverantwortung)
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Goals of module:
Students should be able to recognize and critically evaluate the value of considering
neuroscience in the study of psychological topics.

++ neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
++ interdisciplinary kowledge & thinking
++ data presentation & discussion
++ scientific literature
+ scientific communication skills
+ group work
Students will first acquire a general understanding of the brain mechanisms of different cognitive
functions and the methods used to study these functions. They will then apply this knowledge by
discussing current research topics (part 1). Knowledge will be transferred to the relation
between the development of the human brain and the cognitive processes it supports (part 2).

Part 1: Introduction to cognitive neuroscience (lecture and seminar): winter
Brain and cognition, methods of cognitive neuroscience
Attention, learning and memory
Emotional and social behaviour
Language, executive functions

Part 2: Neurocognitive development (seminar): summer
Brain development and cortical plasticity
Effects of early-life stress on brain development
Development of object recognition, social cognition, memory, and executive functions
  • Ward (2015) The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology Press
  • Nelson, Haan & Thomas (2006) Neuroscience of Cognitive Development: The Role of Experience and the Developing Brain, Wiley & Sons
  • Johnson (2011) Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd ed., Wiley-Blackwell.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 2 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul Part 1 will be offered every winter term, part 2 every summer term.
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 20 (
Part 1 (lecture and seminar) are unrestricted, part 2 is restricted to 20 students.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Part 1: lecture and seminar; Part 2: seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
1 WiSe 14
3 SoSe und WiSe 42
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
The module will be tested with a written exam of 2 h duration on the contents of part 1.

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