NS2001 - Cognition and Behavior

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is designed to allow students to think and ask questions in the cognitive world. Students will learn in-depth knowledge of the neural basis for cognition and behaviour. The lectures include psychological theories underlying our daily behaviors, mind-brain relationship, and behaviour consequence from brain damage. Additionally, it provides a wide range of techniques such as functional and structural brain imaging, neurophysiological recordings, human EEG and MEG recording, brain stimulation methods, and analysis of syndromes resulting from brain damage. Toward the course end, students will learn what questions to ask, how to choose the tools and design experiments to answer these questions, and how to evaluate the interpret the results of those experiments. Knowledge-based hands-on practices (such as EEG lab, learning and memory lab and sensorimotor behaviour lab) will be carried out in-between lectures so that they enable students to promote the understanding of the psychological principle of cognition and behaviour. The course discusses several stunning signs of the progress of the mysterious brain functions.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
"Minimum Passing Requirement" for this course:
A minimum of 40% in practical lab assessment as well as in examination.
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Neuroscience