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Brain and Cognitive Development


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor: Atsushi Senju
  • Assessment: a two-hour written examination (85%) and an essay (15%)

Module description

This module aims to illustrate how the development of cognitive abilities in infancy could be connected to processes of brain development.

The goal of this module is to explore the relationship between brain development and cognitive development.

Indicative module content

  • Theories of childhood cognitive development
  • How the brain develops
  • Methods in cognitive neuroscience

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • present a clear picture of proposed mechanisms underlying developmental processes
  • describe the key milestones in the development of children's thinking
  • reflect critically on the link between brain and cognition.