PSY4309 – Trends in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience 2
This course will cover current topics in cognitive psychology, cognitive and clinical neuroscience, as well as issues relevant to science in general (e.g., publication bias, reproducibility). Unlike other modules, topics presented here will reflect ongoing debates at the forefront of the international scientific community.
Invited presentations will be given by researchers of the Department of Psychology and guest researchers as part of a colloquium series. In addition, students will participate in a seminar series that covers topics of more global scientific relevance. The students will be responsible for the organization of the seminars’ contents, e.g. the determination of relevant topics, provision of relevant literature to the other students, as well as the presentation of the topic and the moderation of an open discussion.
The students will learn to
- prepare, evaluate, present, and publicly discuss current neuroscientific themes.
- They will furthermore be exposed to general scientific procedures as well as their criticism and evolution,
- thereby also gaining deeper insights into academic organization.
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5 credits overlap with PSY4304 – Current issues in Cognitive Neuroscience (discontinued)
8 lectures á 1h, 4 seminars á 2h.
Oral presentation (graded): the students will present a relevant scientific topic and lead the discussion as part of the seminar.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.
The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.
The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.