This second year module will present current theories and empirical studies from a range of topics in cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, the neurological processes underlying cognitive functions such as visual attention, memory, language, emotion, spatial orientation, and reading will be examined. It will be demonstrated how neuroscientific methods such as EEG, fMRI and lesion studies can be used to examine such cognitive functions and how empirical findings using these methods contributed to models of cognitive functioning. To illustrate the neural underpinning of cognitive functions, discussion will focus on cognitive functioning in healthy human adults but also draw on special populations such as patients with cognitive deficits.
Pre-requisite: PSYC1017 and PSYC1016