Finland, Helsinki

Cognitive Neuroscience

when 4 August 2015 - 20 August 2015
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 640

The human brain and its ability to adapt to the demands of the environment is at the core of our course. This course is particularly useful for students who wish to gain knowledge about the most recent developments in auditory cognitive neuroscience in particular.

The course programme focuses on brain functions in the framework of neuroplasticity, including lectures on cognition, emotion and social neuroscience. The course consists of tutorials on brain research methods and lectures about current topics. There are several demonstrations on practical laboratory work with modern brain imaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The students also have an opportunity to introduce their projects and research outcomes in poster sessions.

Course leader

Ms. Meri Pihlajavaara

Target group

Students at Master's and doctoral levels in psychology, cognitive science, speech science, musicology, neuroscience, linguistics, medicine and biology.

Course aim

The course will enable students to understand the theoretical principles, promises and limitations of modern brain research methods. They will gain hands-on experience in data acquisition and analyses. They will also learn about the most recent advances in using these methods in order to better understand human cognition and learning particularly in the domains of language and music.

Fee info

EUR 640: This course fee applies to degree and PhD students who pay the fee before June 1, 2015.