Finland, Helsinki

Cognition, communication, and the brain

when 6 August 2019 - 22 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 990

This course is a continuation of Helsinki Summer School in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience.

HSS course Cognition, Communication, and the Brain focuses on interdisciplinary approaches in studying cognitive sciences, speech sciences, and neuropsychology, using the most prominent methods in cognitive neurosciences and behavioural sciences.

How can human behaviour and activity be measured at both behavioural and neural levels? Which combination of approaches is the most fruitful for obtaining accurate and broad information on human activity in cognition and communication? The course revolves around new insights arising from interdisciplinary approaches, and focuses specifically on how to measure (or empirically study) different phenomena from the viewpoint of various disciplines.

Course leader

The course is led by:

Docent Alina Leminen, university lecturer in cognitive science, UH; specialist in cognitive neuroscience of language
Dr Eino Partanen, university lecturer and clinical psychologist, UH; focusing on normal and abnormal aspects of

Target group

International students at doctoral or master's level, selected on the basis of applications, whose topic of interest is related to measuring human cognition using both neuroscientific and behavioural methods.

Course aim

The course prepares the students to combine various research methods and perspectives in an interdisciplinary fashion, with particular emphasis on understanding how to approach practical research questions from various scientific angles. In practice, the students are expected to attain limited working proficiency with at least two novel research methods pertaining to course topics.

Fee info

EUR 990: Degree and PhD students
EUR 1490: Professionals