Updated June 25: It is no longer possible to apply to this course.
Students at Master's 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 at the core of our course. This course is particularly useful for students who wish to gain knowledge about the most recent developments in auditory cognitive neuroscience in particular.
The course programme focuses on brain functions in the framework of neuroplasticity. 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 sessions.
The course will enable students to understand the theoretical principles, promises and limitations of modern brain research methods. They will gain hands-on experience in data acquisition and analyses. They will also learn about 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.
Lectures, team work, hands-on training with brain research methods, poster sessions.
The lecturers will include the following international experts of the field:
Methodological tutorials will be given by:
Please direct any questions concerning the content of this course to the coordinator, Ms. Teija Kujala, teija.m.kujala(at)helsinki.fi, and/or Ms. Meri Pihlajavaara, ibs-int(at)helsinki.fi (at work July 6–10 and July 27 onwards).
Any questions on the general arrangements (applying, accommodation, payments, etc.) should be addressed to the Summer School's office at summer-school(at)helsinki.fi.
View the programme here.
University of Helsinki, City Center Campus
The closest accommodation option is Eurohostel, 15 min. from the course location on foot.