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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Human Neuroscience

Enrolment code: KHA303

Offered: Hobart: semester 2

Special note: This is a 300 level elective unit which may be taken as part of psychology major.

Unit description:

Comprises two components: clinical neuropsychology and visual neuroscience. Clinical neuropsychology is approached from a cognitive perspective and topics such as language processing and memory, face recognition and localisation and laterality of function are covered. Lectures in visual neuroscience consider models of the visual system and relationships between perceptual processing and neurophysiological mechanisms in vision, and examine the role of disordered visual processing in conditions such as dyslexia, schizophrenia and visual agnosia.

Laboratory sessions in clinical neuropsychology provide an introduction to assessment procedures used in clinical practice and present illustrative case material. Students are introduced to experimental, psychophysical and instrumental procedures through demonstrations of visual phenomena; and students conduct an experiment illustrating an aspect of visual processing.

Staff Dr IM Montgomery (Coordinator), Dr WL Slaghuis For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2-hr lectures weekly, 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites KHA201 or KHA200 or KHA250 or (KHA220 and KHA230)  
Corequisites KHA301  
Mutual exclusions KHA323, KHA343, KHA321, KHA341, KHA304  
Assessment mode 2-hr of exam in Nov (50%), lab test and assignment (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Banich MT, Neuropsychology: the Neural Basis of Mental Function, ISBN 0395666996 Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Farah MJ, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision, ISBN 0631214038
Humphreys GW & Riddoch MJ, To See But Not to See: A Case of Visual Agnosia, ISBN 0863770657
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
 
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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