Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic

Cognitive Psychology

when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

The Cognitive Psychology course is for everyone interested in how our brain and mind works and also for everyone who would like to explore the experimental psychology in greater depth. Course will be aimed at current knowledge and findings and will discuss following topics (and much more):

• Does our brain sometimes deceive us? How is it possible that sometimes we can not see something that is right in front of us? Why is the left hemisphere sometimes called the „interpreter“?
• How valid is the autobiographical memory? What are false memories? Do history-proved memory techniques exist? Is it sometimes useful to forget?
• What are the most widely believed cognitive psychology myths? How much of the brain capacity do we actually use? Is it true that we are born with all our brain cells?
• What is „heuristic“? Aren´t too many choices sometimes paralysing?
• How can we correctly read research papers? How can we recognise false results? How to make research using modern technologies? What is eye-tracking?

The course does not assume any previous knowledge. However, you should be interested in the field of neuroscience, cognition and research. I expect you to actively participate in the discussion, activities and experiments and I always welcome additional questions and your own contributions to the topics. I am going to recommend you other options to educate yourself in psychology, including e-learning options.

Course leader

Anna Francová

Target group

High school students from across the world.

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.