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Cognition, Communication, and the Brain

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EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2019
NORMAL prices after 28.2.2019

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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.


Eino Partanen
Alina Leminen

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Apply now! Summer 2019
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 6, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States