Data Collection and Analysis for Cogn. Neurosc.

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Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode PSMCV-2
Vaknaam Data Collection and Analysis for Cogn. Neurosc.
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Data Collection and Analysis for Cognitive Neuroscience
Leerdoelen After taking this hands-on course, students:
- are able to design and implement a psychophysical experiment in which pupil dilation and eye movement is recorded;
- can use tools to visualise, analyse, and present data collected in such experiments.
Omschrijving In this course, you will learn how to design, program, and conduct a psychophysical experiment; and you will learn how to analyse the data sets. Students will participate in a pupil dilation experiment of which the data will be analysed in class. Techniques required to analyse this type of data (e.g. processing of markers and selection of analysis windows) are learned. For this, the software package 'R' will be used. In groups students will build their own pupil dilation experiment using OpenSesame and will collect data. Assessment will consist of assignments, and the report written about the experiment and data analysis. The report will take the form of a short journal paper, and a more extensive report of the data analyses.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm practicum
Toetsvorm essay, opdrachten, practicum
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M.M. Span
Docent(en) J.M. Salet, MSc. , W.R. van der Mijn, MSc. ,prof. dr. D.H. van Rijn
Verplichte literatuur
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TBA (Reader)
Opmerkingen Students in the ACN-track are guaranteed access to this course. This course can not be taken by students from other Master tracks.

This course requires some basic programming skills (e.g., at the level of PSB3E-M11 Programming for Psychologists) and some knowledge of E-Prime, OpenSesame, or similar (e.g., PSB3E-M15 Experimental Skills). A very cursory introduction will be given to both topics, but students who have not followed aforementioned courses will have to do some self-study.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Applied Cognitive Neuroscience)) 1 semester I a keuze S