School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Module code: PSY323

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Frederike Beyer
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover advanced cognitive and affective neuropsychology. The module will be divided into two main research areas - cognitive and affective neuropsychology. In the first series of lectures, students will be introduced to the overall field of cognitive neuropsychology, followed by a detailed lecture on the anatomy of the visual system which will lay the groundwork for their understanding of subsequent lectures on disorders of attention (the neglect syndrome) and perception (object recognition) . Further lectures on disorders of memory will also be delivered. The second half of the module will cover cognitive affective neuroscience with lectures being delivered on attentional biases in emotion processing, interpretative biases in processing and a series of lectures on language and emotion. All lectures will cover these research areas within a behavioural and neuropsychological framework.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6