PSYC309 Cognitive Affective and Social NeuroscienceUpdated: 26 October 2016
|Supervised Exam||There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.|
|Pre-requisites||18cp at 200 level in PSYC including PSYC202 or 12cp at 300 level in PHIL or 18cp in PHYS or candidature in BBiomedSc and any 48cp|
|Coordinator(s)||Graham Jamieson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Socrates challenged his listeners to know themselves. Today human neuroscience forms an indispensible part of that knowledge. This unit introduces neuroscientific discoveries addressing core human questions: How does the brain form our perceptions of the world? What is the foundation of language, our understanding of others thoughts and feelings and our sense of controlling our actions (free will)? What is the relationship between thinking and emotion? How has human evolution shaped the human brain/mind? It introduces the new technologies which have enabled the study of the living human brain such as EEG and fMRI. Finally we will consider one of the great scientific and human questions, the nature of consciousness and its place in the universe.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: