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This is an archived syllabus from 2014-2015

COMP29220 2014-2015 syllabus

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Learning outcomes

Programme outcomeUnit learning outcomesAssessment
A5 A7 A8Demonstrate an understanding of advanced cognition research and their neural substrate
  • Examination
A5 A7 A8Have an appreciation of the methods best used in cognitive neuroscience research
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A5 A7 A8Demonstrate an understanding of advanced perception and action research
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A5 A7 A8Critically evaluate the methods used in perception and action research
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A5 A7 A8Identify the range of theoretical debates in the area of language and communication
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A5 A7 A8Understand models of language processing involving embodiment, models of discourse processing, sign language, the differences and commonalities in language use across languages, and have an understanding of the different profiles of language performance seen in acquired aphasia
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B1 B3 B5Critically analyse the empirical basis for perception and action research
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B1 B3 B5Analyse and make critical judgements about theories and findings in cognitive neuroscience
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B1 B3 B5Interpret and critically evaluate research findings in key topics on language and communication
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B1 B3 B5Synthesise a body of language and communication research to produce a well-reasoned and supported argument
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C4 C9Appraise empirical data
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C4 C9Plan how to construct a written argument based around appropriate empirical evidence
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C4 C9Practical aspects are not covered beyond the lecture content
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D1 D4 D5 D9 Presenting concise and persuasive arguments
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D1 D4 D5 D9 Develop their skill in critical thinking
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Reading list

TitleAuthorISBNPublisherYearCore
Introduction to psycholinguistics: understanding language scienceTraxler, Matthew J.9781405198622Wiley-Blackwell2012
Cognitive psychology: a student's handbook (6th edition)Eysenck, Michael W. and Mark T. Keane9781841695402Psychology Press2010
Visual perception: physiology, psychology and ecology (4th edition)Bruce, Vicki and Patrick R. Green and Mark A. Georgeson9781841692388Psychology Press2003
Student's guide to cognitive neuroscience (2nd edition)Ward, Jamie9781848720039Psychology Press2010