PSY4310 – Research methods in cognitive neuroscience Part I

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Course content

This course is the first of two courses in methods in cognitive neuroscience.
The course provides training in programming, laboratory tools, experimental methods and statistics.

Learning outcome

Students will learn many of the practical skills necessary to become independent researchers within the area of cognitive neuroscience. This will include basic lab experience, programming skills, and applied data analysis. Up-to-date knowledge of imaging techniques used for the study of human cognition will be acquired throughout the course.


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Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor in psychology with focus on cognitive neuroscience


Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


3 hours written examination.

Previous exams

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

If you are an exchange student, please note that you will receive a pass or fail for this course and this cannot be converted into an A-F grading scale.

The department may use the acknowledged plagiarism filter for all written assignments when in doubt there may be a case of plagiarism in the submitted work.

Explanations and appeals

Request an explanation in this course. 

Resit an examination

If you are sick or have another valid reason for not attending the regular exam, we offer a postponed exam later in the same semester.

See also our information about resitting an exam.

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.

Facts about this course






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