Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2019 - 27.05.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

During the lectures and via email (

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V (spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students deepen their knowledge on neurocognitive functions especially in the areas where there is active research in Aalto University.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Expert lectures on various central fields of cognitive neuroscience. Specific topics vary.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

This is still tentative, expect minor changes.


27.02. Wed   9-12    Introduction:
Mikko Sams

06.03. Wed   9-12    What
retina tells about behavior: Petri Ala-Laurila

13.03. Wed    9-12    Perception of Space: Nelli Salminen                                            

27.03. Wed    9-12    Visual
processing of naturalistic stimuli: Linda Henriksson

03.04. Wed   9-12    Multisensory
Perception: Kaisa Tiippana

17.04. Wed    9-12    How experience changes the brain: Synnöve Carlson

24.04. Wed    9-12    Language in the Brain: Annika Hultén

08.05  Wed   9-12    Brain
Imaging in Neurology: Nina Forss

15.05. Wed   9-12    Group behavior and Social mind: Tommi

Wed   9-12    Emotions: Heini Saarimäki

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, Journal Club, examination.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The examination consists of a set of questions students have had during the course, so they know what to expect. In addition, extra bonus will be given by active participation in the Journal Club.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24-27 h, Journal Club 12-13 h, independent studying

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Active participation in the Journal Club (reading the material and discussing it with other students) and the lectures.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be specified in MyCourses at the start of the course.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Course material will be in MyCourse: Slides of the lectures (pending on the teacher) and Journal Club material.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces courses Tfy-99.3720 Advanced Course on Human Brain Functioning and S-114.2720 Havaitseminen ja toiminta.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tfy-99.2710/NBE-E4210 or similar skills (S-114.1710, Tfy 99.247 or Tfy-99.4247)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 to 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi


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