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Cognition, Communication, and the Brain

Tuition fee

Prices

EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2019
NORMAL prices after 28.2.2019

Expenses for Special Courses
Managing Sustainable Forest Landscapes ~190,00 EUR, paid in cash during the course

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Overview

Synopsis

This course is a continuation of Helsinki Summer School in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience.

Helsinki Summer School for Cognition, Communication, and the Brain focuses on interdisciplinary approaches in studying cognitive sciences, speech sciences, and neuropsychology, using the most prominent methods in cognitive neurosciences and behavioural sciences.

How can human behaviour and activity be measured at both behavioural and neural levels? Which combination of approaches is the most fruitful for obtaining accurate and broad information on human activity in cognition and communication? The course revolves around new insights arising from interdisciplinary approaches, and focuses specifically on how to measure (or empirically study) different phenomena from the viewpoint of various disciplines.

Learning objectives

The course prepares the students to combine various research methods and perspectives in an interdisciplinary fashion, with particular emphasis on understanding how to approach practical research questions from various scientific angles. In practice, the students are expected to attain limited working proficiency with at least two novel research methods pertaining to course topics.

Course format and teaching methods

The course consists of lectures by national and international experts. In addition, the students participate in tutored group work in small groups where they will analyse and interpret data acquired using the research methods in the course. The students will also participate in excursions to various labs in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region, and take part in demo sessions led by an expert on utilising less well known methods and tools (such as MEG, TMS, articulograph, VR, motion capture, and computational data analysis tools).

Target students

30 international students at doctoral or master’s level, selected on the basis of applications, whose topic of interest is related to measuring human cognition using both neuroscientific and behavioural methods.


Coordinator

Eino Partanen eino.partanen@helsinki.fi
Alina Leminen alina.leminen@helsinki.fi

You may contact the course coordinators with questions concerning the course content.

With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer Schoool or the application process, please contact summer-school@helsinki.fi.

Apply now! Summer 2019
Pre-deadline
May 31, 2019 23:59
Europe/Helsinki time

If you need a visa, please apply 31st of May the latest.

Application deadline
Jul 20, 2019 23:59
Europe/Helsinki time

NB! The application deadline is June 17th, 2019. However, the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until July 19th, 2019.

Notes
The application round will open in December 2018
Studies commence
Aug 6, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States