ABOUT THIS UNIT
This unit will engage students in critical research issues in cognitive science. We examine the assumptions and methodological issues of the main techniques used across the different fields of cognitive science (e.g. neuroimaging, behavioural, and neuropsychological techniques). The course will include lectures by experts in the various techniques and student-led analysis of recent published papers. The aim is to provide students with the tools to critically appraise published studies and the inferences made on the basis of experimental data. Activities are based on seminar attendance, directed reading of research articles, and critical discussion of research in both written and oral form.
There will be 13 weekly seminars that run for 2 hours each.
Seminars will start in Week 1 of Session 1 on Fridays from 12:00-1:45pm in the Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, room 3.610 (Marrie). For Week 7 of Session 1 the seminar will be on Thursday 2:00 - 3:45pm in the Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, room 3.610.
We expect 100% attendance to the weekly seminars. If there are any issues with attendance, please email the unit convenors in advance of the class. We require students to participate in the discussion in the journal club seminars, which requires thorough reading of the assigned papers.
The required readings for this unit will be nominated by students.
Recommended readings will be given by lecturers after each lecture.
Slides and readings from each lecture will be available on this unit's iLearn page.