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  1. Lecture 1: Wednesday 4th October 2017: Introduction to Neuromethods: Vanessa Puetz 3 items
    This introductory lecture will provide a historical background on neuroscience as well as an overview of the most commonly used methods in the field as well as their applications in experimental designs.
    1. Introducing cognitive neuroscience - J. Ward

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    2. Cognitive neuroscience: Origins and promise. - M. I. Posner, G. J. DiGirolamo 2000

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  2. Lecture 2: Wednesday 11th October 2017: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI): Dr. Vanessa Puetz 4 items
    This lecture will introduce one of the most commonly used techniques in Neuroscientific research, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (s/fMRI). Strength and limitations of this technique will be discussed, alongside potential applications.
    1. Study design in fMRI: Basic principles - E. Amaro, G. J. Barker 2006

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  3. Lecture 3: Wednesday 18th October 2017: Eyetracking: Ana Silver (Birkbeck) 3 items
    This lecture will discuss the use of eyetracking methodology in neuroscientific research. An individual’s on-line cognitive processing of scenes can be measured by tracking eye-movements and information can be derived by analysing a person’s fixations and other metrics. Ana will introduce this measure and talk about his own research on visual cognition.
    1. Eye movements in natural behavior - M. Hayhoe, D. Ballard 2005

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  4. Lecture 4: Wednesday 25th October 2017 : Animal models of psychiatric disease: Dr. Cathy Fernandes (IoPPN, KCL) 4 items
    In this lecture, Dr. Fernandes will talk about animal models of psychiatric disease, including how we can measure behaviour in rodents, explain the endophenotype concept for modelling psychiatric disease and present some examples of animal models of endophenotyoes of psychiatric disease such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  5. Lecture 5: Wednesday 1st November 2017: EEG: Dr Viryanaga Kitsune (KCL) 3 items
    1. Neurodynamics: The electrical languages of the brain - J. Panksepp

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    2. An introduction to event-related potentials and their neural origins - S. J. Luck

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  6. Week 6: Wednesday 8th November 2017: The electric brain: brain stimulation as an experimental science and clinical intervention: Camilla Nord (ICN, UCL) 2 items
    This lecture will introduce both experimental and clinical applications of deep brain stimulation and transcranial stimulation.
  7. Lecture 7: 15th November 2017: TBC – Practical Structural / Functional or DTI 0 items
  8. Lecture 8: Wednesday 22nd November 2017: A basic introduction to MATLAB: Dr. Amir Javadi (UCL) 4 items
    This will be a basic introduction to the program MATLAB, which is amongst the most frequently used programs for neuroscientists and psychologists to conduct data analyses. This will be a hands-on session where you get to know the MATLAB interface, useful commands and examples of what it can be used for. This practical requires no previous experience in MATLAB or programming in general and is intended to give a basic overview of the program.
    1. Please visit at least one of the websites listed below for an initial orientation. For those of you who would like to have some more information, there are useful resources / tutorials and manuals online:

  9. Lecture 9: Wednesday 29th November 2017: Neuroendocrine assessments and brain connectivity: Dr. Vanessa Puetz 4 items
    This lecture will introduce a number of other approaches that have been developed in the study of affective neuroscience. First, neuroendocrine assessments will be explored focusing on the measurement of the stress-hormone cortisol and the neuropeptide oxytocin, which plays a key role in human and animal pair-bonding. Relationships between these measures and psychopathology and behaviour will be explored. Second, the most commonly methods to investigate brain connectivity with fMRI will be introduced, i.e. Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Resting State Connectivity (RS-fMRI) and psychophysiological interaction analyses (PPIs).
  10. Lecture 10: Wednesday 6th December 2017: Future directions in neuroscientific methods / Revision: Vanessa Puetz 4 items
    In the final lecture of the course, we will explore future avenues of neuroscientific methods such as hyperscanning and review the material of the course.
    1. Neuroeconomics - an introduction - M. Reuter, C. Montag

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