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From the start of the 2011/12 academic year the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience will no longer be a collaborative programme with Birbeck college.  It will be run entirely at UCL with the course content and modules remaining the same.

The MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience is a degree programme offered by the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.  The programme focuses on the relationship between the mind and the brain in healthy and brain-damaged individuals. Students will learn about the ideas, methodology, and current state of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience, a burgeoning field of study into the neural bases of mental processes. UCL is among the principal research centres in the world in this area and offers an ideal environment to study cognitive neuroscience. As a student on the programme, you will become part of this vibrant academic community.

The programme consists of eight taught modules (worth 15 credits each) and an empirical research project (worth 60 credits). During the taught modules, you will learn what cognitive neuroscience is, how mind-brain relations can be studied, what techniques are currently available to study brain structure and function, what is currently known about the neural underpinnings of a number of mental processes, and how mind-brain relations change across the life span and after neurological damage. The taught modules include case demonstrations of brain-damaged patients, insights into 'virtual' lesion approaches (transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation), and experience with functional neuroimaging techniques. During the research project, you will be given the opportunity to collaborate with a local expert on a cognitive neuroscience experiment, and contribute to this exciting and rapidly developing field.




Monday 27 Oct
Manos Tsakiris

Dept of Psychology, Royal Holloway College
The plasticity of the self : from body-ownership to social cognition

Monday 03 Nov
Paul J Whalen

Brain and Psychological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Leverhulme Trust Lecture: The secret life of ants

Monday 10 Nov
Daniel Margulies

Neuroanatomy and Connectivity, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig
The convergence of cortical structure and network topography

Monday 17 Nov
Katerina Fotopoulou

Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL
The mentalisation of interoception: social, predictive signals of salience

Monday 24 Nov
Mike X Cohen

Brain and Cognition, Dept of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
Midfrontal Cortex Theta Oscillations: Causes and Consequences

Monday 01 Dec
Shin'ya Nishida

NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
Perception of spatiotemporal structures of visual motion rapid long-range synchrony perception, liquid perception and projection-based image distortion

Monday 08 Dec
Molly Crockett

Institute of Neurology, UCL
Neurobiology of moral decision-making

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