The mind detective: Understanding how the mind works by looking at what happens when it is damaged

Description

This module is dedicated to what we know about how the mind works by looking at how it breaks down in patients with brain damage due to stroke, head-injury or neurodegenerative disease.  Students will understand the logic and practice of neuropsychological assessment, look at detailed case studies from current topics in understanding the mind based on its breakdown and examine the intersection between neuropsychological research and clinical practice.

Delivery

  • 10 x 1.5 hour lectures
  • 10 x 1 hour seminars

Assessment

  • Critical essay (2000 words) (50%)
  • Summer examination (50%)