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Course module: 800803-B-6
Cognitive Neuroscience
Course info
Course module800803-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI;
Is part of
B Communication and Information Sciences
B Communication and Information Sciences (Spc.Cog.Sc & AI)
B Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Contact persondr. M.M. Jung
Coordinator course
dr. M.M. Jung
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M.M. Jung
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M. Postma
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 14/01/2019 up to and including 31/07/2019
The general objective of the course is to give an extensive introduction into the multidisciplinary field of cognitive neuroscience. 
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize and navigate the anatomy of (human) brain
  • Reproduce major theories on the brain and cognition
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of different brain imaging methods
  • Analyze and interpret functional brain imaging data
  • Evaluate scientific work in cognitive neuroscience
  • Discuss current controversies and future directions in cognitive neuroscience
We will cover the cognitive and neural processes that support perception, action, attention, memory, emotions, social cognition, language, executive function and decision making. In relation to these cognitive domains, we will review basic neuroanatomy, brain imaging methods and behavioral measures. We will discuss the limitation and controversies in cognitive neuroscience. Towards the end, we will discuss recent computational developments in cognitive neuroscience. Besides theoretical work, the course will include hands-on assignments with functional magnetic resonance imaging data, including data pre-processing, statistics and visualization.
The final grade for the course is based on: 
  • Mid-term 40%
  • Final Exam 60%
Timetable information
800803-B-6|Cognitive Neuroscience
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Midterm 40% / Midterm 40%MIDTERM_01SM 2126-03-2019
Schriftelijk 60% / Written 60%EXAM_01SM 2106-06-2019
Midterm 40% / Midterm 40%MIDTERM_01SM 2224-06-2019
Schriftelijk 60% / Written 60%EXAM_01SM 2227-06-2019
Required materials
Title:Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience
Author:Dale Purves, Kevin S. LaBar, Michael L. Platt, Marty Woldorff, Roberto Cabeza, and Scott A. Huettel
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Recommended materials
Selected articles announced on Blackboard.
Written 60%

Midterm 40%

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