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psy260 - Practical project
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Module label Practical project
Module code psy260
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
(
attendance in the lab and accompanying seminars as necessary for your project (~ 200h)
)
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Debener, Stefan (Module responsibility)
Herrmann, Christoph Siegfried (Module responsibility)
Hildebrandt, Andrea (Module responsibility)
Puschmann, Sebastian (Module responsibility)
Rieger, Jochem (Module responsibility)
Al-Zubaidi, Arkan (Authorized examiners)
Bleichner, Martin Georg (Authorized examiners)
Debener, Stefan (Authorized examiners)
Gießing, Carsten (Authorized examiners)
Hellmann, Andreas (Authorized examiners)
Herrmann, Christoph Siegfried (Authorized examiners)
Hildebrandt, Andrea (Authorized examiners)
Hildebrandt, Helmut (Authorized examiners)
Kasten, Florian (Authorized examiners)
Kranczioch-Debener, Cornelia (Authorized examiners)
Mirkovic, Bojana (Authorized examiners)
Özyurt, Jale Nur (Authorized examiners)
Rieger, Jochem (Authorized examiners)
Stecher, Heiko (Authorized examiners)
Strüber, Daniel (Authorized examiners)
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Authorized examiners)
Unni, Anirudh (Authorized examiners)
Meyer-Abich de Sousa Guerreiro, Maria (Authorized examiners)
Puschmann, Sebastian (Authorized examiners)
Kaur, Yadwinder (Authorized examiners)
Jäger, Manuela (Authorized examiners)
Blum, Sarah (Authorized examiners)
Vogeti, Sreekari (Authorized examiners)
Kaur, Yadwinder (Module counselling)
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.
Prerequisites
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.


Competencies:
++ 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
Module contents
  • The students develop an empirical investigation, carry it out and analyse the results.
  • The students present and discuss their project in respect to recent literature in regular meetings and in a poster symposium.
  • Students can develop an experimental design for a follow-up study which could potentially be the topic of their Master's thesis.
  • As part of the practical project, students should participate in studies of other practical projects!
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency The module will be offered every winter term.
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
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).
Please note that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you have to ask the external institution for their hygiene concept and keep this concept for your own documentation.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method practical work and regular seminar meetings in the group where the project is performed
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge PLEASE NOTE:

Many projects require knowledge of either EEG, fMRI, TBS, or HCI analysis! We strongly recommend to take either psy170: Neurophysiology, psy270: fMRI Data Analysis, psy280: Transcranial Brain Stimulation, or psy220 Human Computer Interaction 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.
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar
Please select the group in which you perform your practical project.
2 WiSe 28
Practical training
attendance as necessary for your project (~ 200h)
WiSe 0
Total time of attendance for the module 28 h
Examination Time of examination 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).

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