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Semester 1

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Infancy (PSYL10136)







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Visiting students must be studying Psychology as their degree major, and have completed at least 3 Psychology courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. There are limited spaces available for visiting students on 3rd/4th year Psychology courses, so please email the CAHSS Visiting Student Office to request your preferred courses and students cannot be guaranteed enrolment on ANY Psychology courses (unless you are nominated to study with us on a Psychology exchange programme, including a Psychology-specific Erasmus exchange). **Please note that all Psychology courses are very high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.** Visiting students are advised to bear in mind that enrolment in specific courses can never be guaranteed, and you may need to be flexible in finding alternatives in case your preferred courses have no available space. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces. **This course cannot be taken alongside Psychology 2A or 2B**

Course Summary

The course is an introduction to cognitive and brain development from gestation up until age two years. The course focuses on how infants and toddlers perceive, understand, and reason about the world, and investigates the role of intrinsic and exogenous factors in cognitive and brain development.

Course Description

This course covers some specific topics in developmental cognitive neuroscience, focusing on infancy. The goals of the course are to: (a) Introduce important phenomena in and mechanisms supporting neurocognitive development. (b) Understand the mutual influence among the brain, cognition, and the environment in the dynamic context of development. (c) Illustrate these mechanisms in various domains (e.g., perception of objects and agents, statistical learning, language, social cognition). (d) Provide students with an introduction to some of the methods used within developmental cognitive neuroscience including basic experimentation, formal theory development, and neuroscientific methods. Through this course, students will practice and sharpen the following skills: critical analysis, science communication, structuring presenting arguments, writing skills. This is a companion course to Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Childhood. Students can complete either course as a pre-requisite for advanced Honours courses in Developmental Psychology.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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