Cognitive Neuroscience MSc by Research
The recent advancement in technology that allows us to measure and probe brain function and mechanism means there is a mass of new data to inform our understanding of the brain. Explaining this data and understanding it requires a theoretical framework to work with. Cognitive neuroscience provides this framework and a powerful explanatory basis to understand the mind and its causal relation to the brain. This MSc by Research course will give you the practical skills required to conduct cognitive neuroscience research and the expertise in neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques.
Why study Cognitive Neuroscience MSc by Research at Middlesex University?
This programme will be tailored to your specific needs and requirements through workshops, tutorials and seminars resulting in a thesis in cognitive neuroscience. You will explore the basic neuroscientific principles, methodological approaches and the theoretical framework of cognitive neuroscience. You will further develop and learn new skills of how to practically conduct cognitive neuroscience research.
Our academics are internationally recognised researchers in the field and have expertise in a variety of behavioural, neuroimaging and transcranial neuro-stimulation techniques. You will be encouraged to develop advanced skills in the use of one or more of these techniques for the purposes of designing and conducting a cognitive neuroscience study.
You will have the opportunity to become part of a national and international collaborative research network and pursue a specific research project of your own interest in collaboration with experts in the field.
You will explore recent advances and developments in cognitive neuroscience through research
You will gain experience in brain stimulation and/or neuroimaging techniques and learn how to use them to conduct your own research study
To take into account
We normally require an upper second class honours degree 2:1 or above in psychology, neuroscience or related subject Entry is subject to the proposed project being acceptable Eligibility UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course. Academic credit for previous study or experience If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study
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What you'll learn on the course
- Cognitive neuroscience
- Action observation
What will you study on Cognitive Neuroscience MSc by Research?
This programme is a unique, research-based course, which doesn’t follow the traditional model of lectures and exams. You have the opportunity to pursue specific study areas such as:
- Action observation
- Methodological aspects of cognitive neuroscience
- Multisensory processing
What will you gain?
In addition to the in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, you will also gain the practical skills to conduct industry level cognitive neuroscience research as well as the statistical and analytical skills to appraise the findings. You will also have expertise and experience in neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques.
You will join the research community through an ongoing series of workshops, building to your final thesis.Workshops
Advances in Theory
These workshops will be focused around the discussion of modern approaches to understanding brain processes as they relate to the mind. You will consider important new directions in the field in order to inform experimental research such as data driven vs. hypothesis testing, reverse inference, double dipping, and machine learning.Underlying Biological Processes
These workshops will focus on what can and cannot be inferred about brain processes, from non-invasive techniques to measure and manipulate brain function.Methods: Neuroimaging
These workshops will involve practical sessions in the lab where you will learn the use of EEG and related electrophysiological measures.Methods: Brain Stimulation
In these workshops, you will lean transcranial stimulation techniques including transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation.Methods: Analysis
In these workshops, you will focus on signal processing from EEG and the handling and complex analysis of behavioural data. You will be introduced to advanced statistical techniques and be encouraged to use a combination of frequentist and Bayesian analysis approaches.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.