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Enrol
4.12.2019 at 10:00 - 10.1.2020 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Tue 14.1.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 16.1.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 21.1.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 23.1.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 28.1.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 30.1.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 6.2.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 11.2.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 13.2.2020
10:15 - 11:45

Other teaching

20.02.2020 Thu 10.00-12.00
Annette Horstmann
Teaching language: Finnish

Description

Opintojakso on vaihtoehtoinen psykologian kandiohjelman opiskelijoille.

Opintojaksosta vastaa psykologian koulutus.

Opintojakso kuuluu psykologian valinnaisiin opintoihin.

Kognitiivinen neurotiede ja kliininen neuropsykologia

After this course the student:

  • will have knowledge of the history and will be able to explain the basic concepts of neuroplasticity and different types of learning.
  • can recognise and classify the basic mechanisms of motor, sensory, and associative learning.
  • can assess the importance of neuroplasticity for adaptive behaviour.
  • be familiar with methods used to study neuroplasticity from cellular to systems level, e.g. electrophysiology, optogenetics, TMS, and fMRI.
  • can distinguish between factors that positively or negatively affect neuroplasticity, e.g. development, life style
  • be familiar with conditions of adaptive and maladaptive plasticity, e.g. expertise & skill acquisition, health behaviour, substance abuse, neurological and personality disorders, ageing, developmental and adult psychopathology.
  • can estimate how neuroplasticity may be exploited for rehabilitation, e.g. after acquired brain damage or to treat depression.
  • be able to search, read and critically evaluate scientific literature on a chosen topic, and present their work to other students.

Kandiopintojen toinen tai kolmas vuosi

Opintojakso järjestetään kontaktiopetuksena kevätlukukaudella.

The course topics include:

  • History and basic concepts of neurogenesis and neural plasticity
  • Motivation, Action, Choice: Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms
  • Methods to study neuroplasticity
  • Neural plasticity across the lifespan
  • Hormones and brain plasticity
  • Environmental influences
  • Pharmacological modulation of learning and brain plasticity
  • Cognitive plasticity in behavioural and neurologic disorders
  • Neuroplasticity in rehabilitation

To pass this course the student will need to successfully pass the exam and group work assignment. The course includes ~18 hr of contact learning sessions, an exam, and 117 hrs of independent study and group work.

Course material provided at learning sessions and for independent studying between lectures.

  • Psykonetin Cognitive Neuroscience -luentojen lisäksi pidetään opiskelijoiden taustasta riippuva määrä orientoivia luentoja.
  • Opiskelijat ohjataan perehtymään kiinnostuksensa kohteena olevaan tutkimusalaan pienryhmissä. Pienryhmätapaamisia opettajan kanssa järjestetään vähintään 4 kertaa.
  • Kurssikokonaisuus muotoutuu pitkälti opiskelijoiden taustan ja kiinnostuksen kohteiden mukaan. Kaikille yhteistä on vain Psykonet-luentojen ja artikkelikokoelman osuudet.

Grading is on scale 0-5 and is based on the exam (75%) and group work (25%).

Kurssi (ml. luennot, ryhmäkeskustelut ja kirjallisuus) ja Psykonetin Cognitive Neuroscience -videoluennot.

Professor Annette Horstmann