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as of 6/30/2022

ADVANCED COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: SPATIAL COGNITION
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Psychology
Number & Suffix: 122
Full UC Title: ADVANCED COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: SPATIAL COGNITION 
Transcript Title: ADV COG NEUROSCI 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Cognitive neuroscience examines the relation between cognitive functions such as perception, memory, attention, and the neuronal architecture of the brain. Within the last two decades, it has gained a central position within the scientific community due to dramatic new insights about human cognition and new research technologies. The course begins with a general introduction and overview of spatially guided behavior; it distinguishes between different types of subspaces and students come to recognize the importance of vision for building spatial representations. The course also examines the build-up of a representation of space on the basis of verbal descriptions, and the maintenance of spatial relations between objects in spatial memory. Throughout the course, the overlying challenge is to determine what crucial parts of the brain are involved so as to achieve an inclusive model of the neurocognitive basis of space in the human brain. This course is a specialized course, focusing on both the contents and methods of current research in a specific domain (i.e. spatial cognition). As such, it emphasizes research techniques and experiment design. The focus is on measurements of the brain’s activity in various forms, by discussing EEG, fMRI, TMS, and neuropsychological patient studies. Moreover, the course covers psychophysical research techniques used in various papers in great detail. A number of nationally and internationally leading experts in the field of spatial neurocognition act as instructors, giving lectures on selected topics on cognitive neuroscience with a large practical part aimed at teaching research skills. Intensive self-study of research articles and book chapters, experimentation, and excursions also assist students in acquiring these techniques. Prerequisite for this course is an intermediate level cognitive neuroscience course. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ADVANCED COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE: SPATIAL COGNITION 
Partner University Department: Science 
Partner University Course Number: UCSCICOG31