August 4 to 20, 2015Last update: 15 December, 2014

Cognitive Neuroscience

The University of Helsinki , Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU)
August 4 to 20, 2015
640 EUR Read more
Ms. Mari Tervaniemi, mari.tervaniemi(at)
Target Students

Students at Master and Doctoral levels in psychology, cognitive science, speech science, musicology, neuroscience, linguistics, medicine, and biology.


The human brain and its ability to adapt to the demands of the environment is the core of our course. This course is particularly useful for students who wish to gain knowledge about the most recent developments particularly in auditory cognitive neuroscience.

The course programme focuses on brain functions in the framework of neuroplasticity, including lectures on cognition and emotion as well as on social neuroscience. The course consists of tutorials on brain research methods and lectures about current topics. There are several demonstrations on practical laboratory work with modern brain imaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The students also have an opportunity to introduce their projects and research outcomes in poster session.

Learning Objectives

The course will enable students to understand the theoretical principles, promises, and limitations of the modern brain research methods. They have some hands-on experience in data acquisition and analyses. They also learn the most recent advances in using these methods in order to better understand human cognition and learning particularly in the domains of language and music.

Course format and teaching methods

Lectures, team works, hands-on training with brain research methods, poster session

Means and criteria of assessment

Learning diary


More information?

Please direct any questions concerning the content of this course to the coordinator, Ms. Mari Tervaniemi, mari.tervaniemi(at)

Any questions on the general arrangements (accommodation, payments, etc.) should be addressed to the Summer School's office at summer-school(at)