Master in Brain and Cognition

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màsters Oficials
In Barcelona (Spanien)
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Wichtige informationen

  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spanien)
  • Dauer:
    1 Year
  • Wann:
    September 2017

One of the greatest challenges in science is to explain the human mind. Thanks to the advent of revolutionary brain research methods, great progress in behavioural research techniques and the incredible inventiveness of many researchers, cognitive and neural sciences are finding ways to better approach this problem. The master's programme in Brain and Cognition will guide students through the latest and most exciting findings brought about by the interaction between cognitive research and brain research, furnishing them with the theoretical and practical means to actively participate in this exciting enterprise.

The core of the master's programme is composed of the research groups at UPF's Center for Brain and Cognition. These groups are directed by renowned scientists in areas such as computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, vision, multisensory perception, human development and comparative cognition. Students will thus be exposed to the ongoing research projects at the CBC and will be integrated in one of its main research lines, where they will conduct original research for their final project.

At the moment, the Center for Brain and Cognition hosts 7 principal investigators, 28 postdoctorals researchers, 46 doctoral students, 12 master students and a team of technical support. The Center has also been awarded grants and funds by several granting agencies, including the European Union (the Center hosts 2 Avanced ERC grant recipients, 2 ERC Starting grant recipients and participates to several FET Projects), the James S.McDonnell Foundation, the Spanish Ministery for Competition, and several other agencies.

Wichtige informationen
Welche Ziele verfolgt der Kurs?

The aim of this master's programme is to offer research-oriented training in various fundamental domains of cognitive neuroscience. The programme faculty's main objective is to provide students with the training they need to understand how a scientific question becomes a topic of experimental research in cognitive neuroscience and how they could carry out this research.

Ist dieser Kurs für mich?

The master's programme will be of interest to psychologists, philosophers, MDs, biologists, linguists, mathematicians or physicists seeking to pursue a career investigating the fascinating question of how the relationship between the mind and the brain enables cognitive functions. While the programme is thus particularly apt for students who want to be trained to do research in cognitive neuroscience, it is also strongly recommended for individuals seeking to enrich their careers by obtaining a solid basis in cognitive neuroscience. Given its research orientation, the level of this one-year master's programme corresponds to the second year of a two-year master's in other international programmes. Students who are interested in the programme but do not have sufficient credits to enrol in a second-year master should contact the coordinator for further information.


Wo und wann

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Barcelona, Spanien
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Former Student
Das Beste One of the things that I liked UPF is that often works in trimesters. It is more stressful but it forces us to get in tune and work very hard from day one. And with this master is grateful to be so.

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Kurs abgeschlossen: Januar 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Cognitive Psychology
Data analysis
Visual perception
Cognitive systems
Brain and cognition
Early human cognition
Comparative cognition
Computational Neuroscience
Social cognitive


MODULE 1: Cognitive Neuroscience and Research Techniques 
Exploration of the most important experiments on the various aspects of human cognition and the results thereof. Presentation of the most common research techniques, procedures, and designs and approaches to data analysis and the interpretation of results.
  • Data Analysis for Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging Methods
  • Comparative Cognition
  • Early Human Cognition
  • The Physiological Basis of Visual Perception
  • Introduction to Computational Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Perception and Attention
  • Social Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Required Reading - Must be read before the start of class!

MODULE 2. Materia: Seminars

Weekly critical and constructive analysis of one or more ongoing experiments, either of a participant in the master's programme or of someone external to it. Tracking of students' designs, methodologies, data analyses, results, and conclusions. 
  • Seminar
MODULE 3: Master's Degree Final Project  
  • Master Degree Final Project