Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 452)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Psychology(PSY)
3
6
Eren G├╝nseli eren.gunseli@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
PSY201 PSY310 PSY350
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

Cognitive neuroscience is a branch of neuroscience which studies processes of nervous system underpinning cognitive functions (acquisition, storage, transformation, and use of knowledge). The course explores the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive processes such as perception, attention, memory, and decision- making. In light of behavioral and neuroimaging research, the course aims to deliver the skills to interpret cognitive neuroscience research and understand human cognition.

OBJECTIVE

To provide an understanding of human cognition and the role of the nervous system in it.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop skills to interpret cognitive neuroscience research
  • Improve understanding of human cognition
  • Improve understanding of the relationship between the brain and human behavior
  • Develop data interpretation skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2


1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 5

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 1

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 4


1. Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the workings of human mind and behavior, and use this understanding to advance psychological theory, research and applications. 5

2. Analyze psychological phenomena critically and provide constructive analysis at the individual and the societal levels, and integrate with the professional life. 4

3. Consume and provide input for psychological literature by demonstrating proficiency in research design, methods, and statistical analyses, computing skills, and ethical standards; and develop a habit of expressing these with advanced oral and written skills; share in national and international platforms. 3

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 25
Midterm 25
Quiz 25
Participation 10
Other 15