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inf971 - Fundamental Competences in Psychology II: Introduction to Neuroscience (Complete module description)
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Module label Fundamental Competences in Psychology II: Introduction to Neuroscience
Module code inf971
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Computing Science
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Fundamentals/Foundations
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Skills to be acquired in this module
This module provides students without any prior knowledge in biological psychology with basic knowledge on the neurobiology of sensory and cognitive functions which is especially relevant for later modules on brain-computer interfaces. It therefore provides an introduction to basic concepts of neurobiological foundations of sensory, motor and cognitive functions.

Professional competences:
The students will be able to understand basic concepts of neurobiological foundations of cognition and present these to fellow students of different backgrounds:

Methodological competences:
The students will learn to present and discuss scientific findings

Social competences:
The students will learn to interact in a group

Self-competences:
The students will be able to assess their own knowledge and understanding in the context of an interedisciplinary group
Module contents
The lecture includes the neuroanatomy of different sensory systems such as vision and audition. motor systems and higher cognitive functions. The seminar will focus on lecture topics based on the book chapters. These contents will be acquired in group work.
Reader's advisory
Purves D, Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, Hall WC, LaMantia AS, McNamara JO, White LE (2012) Neuroscience. Palgrave Macmillan
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency once a year
Module capacity unlimited
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This module provides students without any prior knowledge in biological psychology with basic knowledge on the neurobiology of sensory and cognitive functions which is especially relevant for later modules on brain-computer interfaces. The course provides students featuring a background in computer science with fundamental competences in psychology and related subjects. This course is not intended for students already featuring a background in psychology.
Modullevel BC (Basiscurriculum / Base curriculum)
Modulart Pflicht o. Wahlpflicht / compulsory or optioal
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program V+S
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 WiSe 28 h
Seminar 2.00 WiSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
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Final exam of module
March
Written exam