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School of Bioscience


Medvetandets neuropsykologi G1N
Neuropsychology of Consciousness G1N
7.5 credits

Course Code: KU211G Subject: Cognitive Neuroscience

The Course Syllabus applies from: Jul 1, 2010 Main Field of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience
Date of Approval: Feb 8, 2010 Disciplinary Domain: Natural Sciences
Version Number: 8 Academic Level: Basic level

1 Name, Scope and Level of the Course the conceptual and historical background of
The course is provided by the University of Skvde and consciousness studies in psychology and cogni-
is named Neuropsychology of Consciousness G1N. It tive neuroscience,
comprises 7.5 credits and is on Basic level, the level of
philosophical issues in consciousness studies,
progression of the course is G1N.
such as the philosophical mind-body problem
and the problem of consciousness (hard pro-
2 Objectives
blem, qualia, zombies)
After completing the course the student should be able
to: the contribution of neuropsychology and neu-
ropsychological disorders to the scientific study
explain the basic concepts in the neuropsycholo- of consciousness studies, such as the disorders
gy of consciousness, of visual consciousness, the split-brain pheno-
critically evaluate the historical and philosophi- menon, blindsight.
cal foundations of the scientific study of cons-
ciousness, 4 Forms of Teaching
The teaching is conducted in English.
combine the first-person perspective with the
third-person perspective in consciousness rese- 5 Examination
arch, The course is graded Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with
identify and evaluate relevant information in the Distinction (VG).
literature on neuropsychology and conscious-
ness, The grade is translated to the ECTS grading scale (A,
B, C, D, E, Fx or F).
explain basic concepts in the study of the neural
correlates of consciousness and Registration of examination results:
Name of examination Credits Grading
explain basic concepts of altered and higher sta- Assignments 2.5 hp/credits U/G
tes of consciousness.
Written examination1 5 hp/credits U/G/VG

1 Determines the final grade of the course, which is issued only when
3 Course Content
all course units have been passed.
The course provides an overview of:
6 Admission Requirements 10 Additional Information
General requirements for university studies. Further information will be available on the universi-

tys website before a course is provided.

7 Subject, Main Field of Study and Disciplinary

Domain National and local regulations for higher education

are available on the universitys website.

The course forms a part of the academic subject area

of Cognitive Neuroscience. The course is a part of the

main field of study in Cognitive Neuroscience at the During and after the course there will be a follow-

University of Skvde. The course can also be a part up evaluation concerning the learning outcomes. The

of the main field of study in Cognitive Science. The main objective of the follow-up is to contribute to

improving the course. The students experience and

disciplinary domain of the course is Natural Sciences.
points of view constitute one part of the scrutiny and
Every course at the University of Skvde belongs to are obtained through written group course evalua-
a subject. The division of subjects is used for follow- tion/discussions. The students are to be informed about
up and quality assurance. A main field of study is an the outcome of these as well as possible decisions con-
area in which a degree can be awarded. Disciplinary cerning steps to be taken.
domain is a division which is used by the government
for the allocation of recsources for studies at under- 11 Course Literature and Other Educational Ma-
graduate level and advanced level. terials
Blackmore. S (2003). Consciousness An Introduction.
8 Decision on the Course and Ratification of the London: Hodder Arnold. ISBN 0340809094. .
Course syllabus
This course was approved by the The Board of Huma- Farthing, W.G. (1992). The psychology of conscious-
nities and Informatics Aug 18, 2004. This course syl- ness. London: Cloth, Prentice Hall. ISBN 0137286686.
labus was ratified by the The Board of Humanities and .
Informatics Feb 8, 2010. It is valid from Jul 1, 2010
and replaces the course syllabus ratified Dec 16, 2009. Revonsuo, A. (2010). Consciousness, The Science
of Subjectivity. Hove and London: Psychology Press,
9 Restrictions Hardback. ISBN 978-1-84169-725-3. .
This course cannot constitute a part of a degree also
containing a course, the content of which is totally or OBS: Other parts of the same books will be used in
partly equivalent to the content of this course. later courses!