19-20 PS3031: Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience

To provide an introduction and critical overview of research methods in cognitive neuroscience with focus on practical experience with their use, including experimental design, analysis, and interpretation.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be:

  • familiar with the main research methods in cognitive neuroscience and understand how they work;
  • able to justify their application;
  • able to interpret and critically evaluate research based on these methods.
Course Content
Theory, practice, and application of main methods used to study human brain function and behaviour in cognitive neuroscience, such as structural, functional and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, fMRI, DWI), electro- and magnetoencelography (EEG/ MEG), trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and behavioural techniques (psychophysics).