Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 552)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Psychology(PSY)
3
10
Eren G├╝nseli eren.gunseli@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES


1. Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications 4

2. Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas. 4

3. Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach. 5

4. Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject. 5

5. Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas. 5

6. Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study. 4

7. Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently. 3

8. Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals. 4

9. Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving. 2

10. Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. 4

11. Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary. 2

12. Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field. 4

13. Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level. 3

14. Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements. 2

15. Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field. 2

16. Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values. 3


1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 4

2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 1

3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 4

4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 2

5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 3

6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 3


1. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 4

2. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 2

3. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 4


1. Characterize the nature of psychology in science and applied settings. 4

2. Demonstrate psychological literacy and incorporate theoretical, statistical and experimental methods in scientific inquiry 5

3. Deepen comprehensive knowledge of psychology?s core foundation content domains, especially of cognitive, social, developmental psychology, and the biological bases of behavior 5

4. Formulate plausible psychological explanations for behavioral phenomena and develop scientific hypotheses 5

5. Produce innovative and integrative applications to solve problems 3

6. Behave and conduct research in accordance with the ethical standards of the discipline 4

7. Strengthen personal integrity and developing soft skills such asscientific writing and speaking, effective communication, teamwork, flexibility, and leadership 4

8. Exercise values that reflect a commitment to diversity and contribute to society 3

9. Apply psychological knowledge and scientific thinking, writing, and speaking skills in professional settings 4

10. Develop advanced research designs and apply advanced statistical analyses 2


1. Characterize the nature of psychology in science and applied settings. 4

2. Demonstrate psychological literacy and incorporate theoretical, statistical and experimental methods in scientific inquiry 5

3. Deepen comprehensive knowledge of psychology?s core foundation content domains, especially of cognitive, social, developmental psychology, and the biological bases of behavior 5

4. Formulate plausible psychological explanations for behavioral phenomena and develop scientific hypotheses 5

5. Produce innovative and integrative applications to solve problems 3

6. Behave and conduct research in accordance with the ethical standards of the discipline 4

7. Strengthen personal integrity and developing soft skills such asscientific writing and speaking, effective communication, teamwork, flexibility, and leadership 4

8. Exercise values that reflect a commitment to diversity and contribute to society 3

9. Apply psychological knowledge and scientific thinking, writing, and speaking skills in professional settings 4

10. Develop advanced research designs and apply advanced statistical analyses 2

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 25
Midterm 25
Quiz 25
Assignment 10
Participation 10
Other 5