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Course SO-12-26.2000-K-5

Cognitive Neuroscience (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [SO-CSP] Cognitive Science and Psychology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: excerpts
  • Examination number (Study achievement): 38114 ("Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurobiology")


The lecture will provide information about the basic aspects of brain structure and function and how they relate to cognition. The major focus is on contemporary methods of cognitive neuroscience (EEG, fMRI, TMS, etc.), and how each method can inform us about cognitive processes.

This lecture will cover basic aspects of neurophysiology, including the principles of excitability and synaptic connectivity. However, participants with no or very limited knowledge in biology will be required to acquire relevant aspects of neurobiology in guided self-study during this course (e.g., structure of the nervous system, neurotransmitters).

This course is highly recommended for all students without a BA in Biology. Students with a BA in Biology are encouraged to voluntarily attend the course for extra credit points (CP).

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [SO-12-26.2000-K-5]

Module Name Context
[INF-93-61-M-6] Psychology WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 3.0 LP
[SO-07.2601-M-5] Foundations of Cognitive Science WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 3.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[BIO-NM10-KPOOL-4] NM Psychologie