psy240 - Computation in Neuroscience (Course overview)

psy240 - Computation in Neuroscience (Course overview)

Department of Psychology 9 KP
Module components Semester courses Sommersemester 2021 Examination
Lecture
(
2h/week in winter and summer term
)
Seminar
  • No access 6.02.240_5_Gr1 - Computer-controlled experimentation - group 1 Show lecturers
    • Dr. rer. nat. Manuela Jäger
    • Joanna Elizabeth Mary Scanlon

    Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (from 15/04/21)

    ONLINE chose group 1 on Thursday or group 2 on Friday Dear students, as part of your module psy240, you will have to take the mandatory course 'Computer-controlled experimentation' 6.02.240_5_Gr1 or 6.02.240_5_Gr2. In this course you will use the software 'Presentation'. This software requires a licence that we will provide for the course. The programme ONLY RUNS on WINDOWS computers! UPDATE: If you do not have a Windows computer that you can use for the course and you cannot organize one until mid-April, please note the following: You can borrow one of our student laptops for the course. You need to inform Reiner Emkes if you need to make use of this option until latest 29 March 2021! The laptop has to be picked up at the university. Shipping is NOT possible. You will only receive credits for the module if you will have returned the laptop! Best regards Kerstin

  • No access 6.02.240_5_Gr2 - Computer-controlled experimentation - group 2 Show lecturers
    • Dr. rer. nat. Manuela Jäger
    • Joanna Elizabeth Mary Scanlon

    Friday: 08:00 - 10:00, weekly (from 16/04/21)

    ONLINE chose group 1 on Thursday or group 2 on Friday Dear students, as part of your module psy240, you will have to take the mandatory course 'Computer-controlled experimentation' 6.02.240_5_Gr1 or 6.02.240_5_Gr2. In this course you will use the software 'Presentation'. This software requires a licence that we will provide for the course. The programme ONLY RUNS on WINDOWS computers! UPDATE: If you do not have a Windows computer that you can use for the course and you cannot organize one until mid-April, please note the following: You can borrow one of our student laptops for the course. You need to inform Reiner Emkes if you need to make use of this option until latest 29 March 2021! The laptop has to be picked up at the university. Shipping is NOT possible. You will only receive credits for the module if you will have returned the laptop! Best regards Kerstin

  • No access 6.02.240_5add - Computer-controlled experimentation (additional seminar) Show lecturers
    • Björn Holtze

    Wednesday: 18:00 - 20:00, weekly (from 19/04/21)

    ONLINE, and for students without Laptops-> room A7 0-025!!!! This voluntary seminar provides additional support to comprehend the content covered in the two seminar groups 6.02.240_5_Gr1 and 6.02.240_5_Gr2. Here, general questions as well as question regarding the current exercises may be answered. Additionally, the solutions to the past exercises will be discussed. For that, a video conference will be provided on Mondays 8:15 - 9:45 am. You can enter the video conference when you go to the "Meetings"-Tab and click on "General Meeting". Additionally you can use the "Blubber"-Tab to ask questions in a written form. In this course you will use the software 'Presentation'. This software requires a licence that we will provide for the course. The programme ONLY RUNS on WINDOWS computers! If you do not have a Windows computer that you can use for the course and you cannot organize one until mid-April, please note the following: We will book a room on Monday 8-10, Thursday 10-12 and Friday 8-10 in A7 in which you can do the coursework on our student laptops that we will hand out for these time slots. You need to inform Kerstin Bleichner if you need to make use of this option until latest 29 March 2021! Lending student laptops for use at home is NOT possible.

Exercises
(
1h/week in winter and summer term
)
Tutorial
(
voluntary
)
Hinweise zum Modul
Prerequisites

Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.

Reference text

Important note:
Passing the exam of psy240 is mandatory for starting a Practical Project (psy260) and the Master's thesis.

Prüfungszeiten

exam period at the end of the summer term

Module examination

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).

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.

Competencies:
+ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ experimental methods
++ statistics & scientific programming
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ knowledge transfer
+ group work