S-114.4762 Research Seminar on Communication and Cognition L
Spring 2008, period IV
2 credits (= 2 opintopistettä), L, 10 lectures
The role of neuroscience knowledge in the elaboration of a wide range of psychological problems will be discussed. The activity and reactivity as quite opposite paradigms considerably governing the content of tasks, methods and theories in psychology and neuroscience will be considered. It will be demonstrated how development of systemic approach forced to refuse the conception of reactivity at the level of entire organism and at the cellular level as well in favor of the concept of activity and goal-directedness. The cardinal difference will also be demonstrated between the ways to solve the principal problems of psychology and psychophysiology in the framework of the traditional approach and from the viewpoint of systemic neuroscience.
Prof. Yurii Alexandrov
Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Timetable (5*2 hours):
(The lectures always start quarter past)
Place: Innopoli 2, 3rd floor, Lecture room B317 (B-wing)
Attendendance at all lectures, keeping a learning diary of each lecture (the form agreed during the first lecture), 2 credits.
Keywords: systems neuroscience, theory of activity, learning and memory, brain, mind, development, system, reflex, consciousness, emotions
The course concerns following topics:
Register on the course at the first lecture. For practical questions, contact Jari Kätsyri (katsyri (at) LCE.HUT.FI).