HPS395 - Cognitive Neuroscience

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Eric Koukounas


One of HPS205 or HPS310



Incompatible with: HPS795
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminar per fortnight


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit is designed to provide an advanced examination of current issues, theories, methods, and applications relevant to the area of cognitive neuroscience. The unit represents an extension of the principles introduced in HPS310 Brain, Biology and Behaviour, with a focus on both healthy brain function and clinical disorders. Topics covered include: neuroscience techniques (e.g., neuroimaging), attention, perception, executive function, movement, language, social cognition, and clinical translation.


Assessment task 1: Lab manual 10%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Ward, J. (2015). The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (3rd Ed.). Devon: Psychology Press.

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