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Swayam Central

Introduction to Brain & Behaviour

By Prof. Ark Verma   |   IIT Kanpur
Course Objectives: The course is meant to familiarise the students with theneural basis of mental/cognitive processes. The course will stress on both how the mental functions operate to give rise to human behaviour and also simultaneously show how these processes are implemented in the human brain.


INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students across various disciplines from the Cognitive Sciences, Neurosciences, Psychology doing either
  their Bachelors or Masters, and even PhD may benefit from this course.
PREREQUISITES : Nil
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Nil

Learners enrolled: 472

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 24 Feb 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 24 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: A Brief History of Cognitive Neuroscience.Structure and Function of the Nervous System.
    Week 2: Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
    Week 3:   Neural Basis of Sensation and Perception.
    Week 4: Neural Basis of Object Recognition.
    Week 5: Neural Basis of Attention and Consciousness.
    Week 6: Neural Basis of Learning and Memory.
    Week 7: Neural Basis of Language & Cognitive Control.
    Week 8: Special Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience.

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Gazaniga, Ivry & Mangun: Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (4thEd., 2009).
    2. Kolb & Whishaw – An Introduction to Brain and Behavior (2009)

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Ark Verma

    IIT Kanpur
    I have done my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & English Literature from the University of Allahabad in 2007. After that I did my Master’s Degree in Cognitive Science at the Centre of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad in 2009. I joined the PhD program in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium in January 2010 & was awarded my PhD in 2014. I joined IIT Kanpur as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in May 2015.
    My research lies in the field of Cognitive Psychology (Lateralisation, Symmetry Detection, Attention) & Psycholinguistics (Visual Word Recognition & Bilingualism).

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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