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Cognitive Neuroscience 2018

Summer School of , 5 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1313 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 208 EUR
Cognitive neuroscience is an emerging interdisciplinary field of study, which is concerned with the neural substrate of mental processes. It is at the intersection of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience, combining theories of cognitive psychology with modern neuroscience methodologies.  The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of modern theories of brain organization and functioning and how these relate to cognitive processes in both healthy and pathological populations. A specific focus this year will be on the bi-directional relationship between psychosocial factors and diseases. Thus, we will investigate mechanisms of various diseases including heart disease, cancer, mental diseases and the common cold.

This will give the students an in-depth understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of a wide variety of approaches in the investigation of brain-cognition processes. Our International guest lecturer will be Professor Yori Gidron. Yori Gidron trained in Israel and later in Canada and has taught in Israel, Portugal, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. He is now a professor at the Free Dutch-speaking University of Brussels in Behavioral Medicine studying health and biological psychology and cancer. In his research, he has focused on the function of the vagus nerve and has shown in several high impact studies that the activity of this nerve plays an important role in the prediction of the outcome of the cancer.  The course will be very interactive and include ongoing search tasks and debates.

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 03


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