Discover Psychology: Meet your Brain
Full course description
At the start of their Bachelor’s, students often do not yet have a clear idea of what psychology has to offer in terms of content. Discover Psychology (see general description of module IPN1029) is meant to help students find their bearings in the field. Students have the opportunity to explore a specific theme, by choosing between numbers of brief courses, provided by staff members from various departments. In addition, students are introduced to the research that is being carried out by the different departments within FPN; several Professors are invited to tell students about their line of research within our faculty.
The elective track ‘Meet your Brain’ presents several intriguing examples of the link between brain and behaviour, and thereby showcases how insights into the workings of the brain provide novel ways for psychologists to explain, predict and ultimately influence behavior. The potential of neuroscientific methods such as neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation is highlighted in the context of fundamental research and clinical applications to treat brain-based disorders.
- gain insights into the link between brain and behaviour;
- obtain a basic understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying various cognitive functions;
- can name and explain how neuroscientific techniques can be used to treat brain-based disorders;
- can (better) understand, analyse, and evaluate original research articles in the field of (cognitive) neuroscience;
- get hands-on experience with non-invasive brain stimulation and EEG.
- F. Dücker