Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students deepen their knowledge on human neurocognitive functions and gain experience in translating research ideas into informative neuroimaging experiments.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 03.03.2021 - 31.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Riitta Salmelin

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Riitta Salmelin

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course aims to provide an essential research toolkit to prospective neuroscientists, with special focus on experimental human neuroimaging, that includes critical reading of published work, key aspects of research ethics, expert lectures on current topics in imaging neuroscience, and students’ own  research ideas-to-experiments exercises.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation in contact teaching. Reports and presentations. No exam.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching (presentations and discussions) 22-27 h, individual studying (writing a review of a published paper, writing learning diaries, planning and presenting an experiment, writing and commenting on a research plan) 100-110 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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