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Experimentation II: Neuroscientific Research Methods


Admission requirements

Research master students


In this course, students will receive an introduction into various psychophysiological and brain-imaging techniques (EEG, ERP, Heart rate, fMRI), and other biological techniques subserving psychology (behavioral genetics, psychopharmacology). In the practical part of the course, they will acquire hands-on experience in collecting and analyzing ERP data.

Course objectives

This course is intended to provide sufficient introduction into neuroscientific research methods to understand and appreciate literature that applies these methods. After this course the student can acquire and analyze ERP with little supervision.


Experimentation II: Neuroscientific Research Methods (2010-2011):

Mode of instruction

  • 7 lectures

  • 4 practical exercises.
    Note: students are assigned to subgroups. Every student will only follow 2 data acquisition and 2 data analysis meetings.

Assessment method

Program, written exam

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Information on

Reading list

  • Syllabus

  • book

  • lecture notes

  • recent articles


Introduction and enrolment for courses of the first semester will take place in August 2010. Introduction and enrolment for courses of the second semester will take place in January 2011. More information will be available at the website of the Institute of Psychology.

Contact information

Dr. Guido Band
Room 2A47
Tel: 071-5273998