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The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Neuroimaging (ISSN) 2018

Summer School of , 5 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1313 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 2018 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

The students will be evaluated on a literature review and research proposal based on a pre-determined topic done in small groups in which they will need to apply theories and methodologies relevant to the field of cognitive neuroscience. At the end of the course, students will present their projects.  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. At the end of the course the student will be able to:
  • Present and discuss theoretical backgrounds of cognitive psychology and neuroscience and their relationship
  • Describe common research methods within the field of cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience.  
  • Evaluate findings within the field of cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
  • Critically review scientific publications dealing with cognitive neuroscience.
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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 16


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