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 Skövde 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:

ness. later courses! . Further information will be available on the universi- TR ty’s website before a course is provided. The students’ experience and H disciplinary domain of the course is Natural Sciences. The course is a part of the O M main field of study in Cognitive Neuroscience at the During and after the course there will be a follow- SW University of Skövde. A. ISBN 0137286686. The course can also be a part up evaluation concerning the learning outcomes. W. 11 Course Literature and Other Educational Ma- graduate level and advanced level. domain is a division which is used by the government for the allocation of recsources for studies at under. terials Blackmore. Main Field of Study and Disciplinary AT Domain National and local regulations for higher education IO are available on the university’s website.G. It is valid from Jul 1. Consciousness An Introduction. Hove and London: Psychology Press. labus was ratified by the The Board of Humanities and . 2004. 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. The main objective of the follow-up is to contribute to IS improving the course. AN SL 7 Subject. (2010). The division of subjects is used for follow. London: Cloth. 2010. ISBN 978-1-84169-725-3. 8 Decision on the Course and Ratification of the London: Hodder Arnold. This course syl. . points of view constitute one part of the scrutiny and Every course at the University of Skövde belongs to are obtained through written group course evalua- a subject. The students are to be informed about up and quality assurance. This course cannot constitute a part of a degree also containing a course. (1992). Prentice Hall. The ED of the main field of study in Cognitive Science. 2010 and replaces the course syllabus ratified Dec 16. Disciplinary cerning steps to be taken. 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. Farthing. 2009.6 Admission Requirements 10 Additional Information General requirements for university studies. S (2003). Consciousness. The psychology of conscious- nities and Informatics Aug 18. Informatics Feb 8. tion/discussions. The Science of Subjectivity. . Revonsuo. Course syllabus This course was approved by the The Board of Huma. ISBN 0340809094. N The course forms a part of the academic subject area FR of Cognitive Neuroscience. 9 Restrictions Hardback.