No of Lectures
All Ph.D. students in SweCog
The course was last given
The course has not been given before
• The students should know understand the principles of cognitive processing in the brain
• The student should have knowledge of the main theories about the functions of different
• The student should have an overview of the different methods used within cognitive
• The students should be able to read and analyze the scientific literature in cognitive
The course can be taken by all Ph.D. students in SweCog and Ph.D. students in related areas.
Two meetings of one day and a half.
The course gives basic insights about the anatomy and function of the brain
from a cognitive
perspective and describes the biological basis for cognitive abilities. This includes the relation between
learning, motivation, attention and memory. The course addresses questions like: how do we recognise
and object or understand a visual scene? What are emotions? What is the relation between conscious
and unconscious processes? How can we think about the future, make decisions and plan? How are
Gazzaniga, M. S., Ivry, R. B. & Mangun, G. R. (2006): Cognitive Neuroscience:
The Biology of the
Mind. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Christian Balkenius, et al.
Course paper based in a number of specific questions
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