Course Description

Course Name

Cognitive and Neuropsychology

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Human brain-behaviour relationships and mechanisms of attention, memory, and cognition.
Cognitive psychology is the science of the mind and the mental processes used for interacting with the environment and internal thought. Damage to the brain can compromise cognition, and the resulting deficits can provide insight into the normal function of the brain. We will study cognitive processes, including the methods by which information is normally represented, retrieved and used, as well as the cognitive and behavioural changes that occur as a result of damage to the underlying neural machinery. Brain disease and its impact on cognitive functions will be examined. Topics covered include visual processing, object recognition, attention, executive function, memory, language and motor control.

Course Structure
This course involves lectures and one laboratory. Topics covered include:
-Visual processing
-Object recognition
-Attention
-Executive function
-Memory
-Language
-Motor control

Internal Assessment: Internal assessment involves one test and one report (25% each). Internal assessment contributes 50% to the final grade.

Textbooks: Recommended readings will be assigned during the course.

*Course content subject to change