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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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PSYINT2 Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology I 5 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Professor Jari Hietanen

Learning outcomes

Students will become familiar with the history, research topics, basic concepts, and research methods of cognitive psychology and neuropsychology. Students will know more about the structure and nature of information processes related to perception and attention and they will also have the basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and the function of the sensory systems.


A closer look at the functions of the visual, auditory, and somatosensory systems as well as the cognitive and neurological processes related to perception and attention. Students will study the structure, functions and development of the brain, as well as the research methods employed in investigating brain functions.

Teaching methods

A book exam.

Teaching language


Modes of study

A book exam on the department's general examination day.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Ashcraft & Radvansky, Cognition: International Edition, 5/E. Pearson Higher Education, chapters 1-4.
2. Kolb & Whishaw, Fundamentals of human neuropsychology. Worth Publishers 2008, chapters 1-10.
3. Feldman, Understanding psychology,. McGraw-Hill, 1990, chapters 1-6.


Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Psychology/ISSS (Psychology/ISSS)
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities