BEHL 3021


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To further develop students’ understanding of the neural underpinnings of cognition and behaviour and to provide practical laboratory based experience of the application of this knowledge.

Course content

In this course students will further develop their knowledge of contemporary cognitive neuroscience (including the human nervous system, neural physiology, imaging techniques, the visual system, sensory processing and perception, the motor system, attention and executive function, memory, language, emotion and social cognition, states of consciousness, child brain and cognitive development, and aging). Students will also develop research and laboratory skills and will apply these skills in the preparation of a research report.


Gazzaniga, M, Ivry, R & Mangun, G 2013, Cognitive neuroscience: the biology of the mind, 4th ed, Norton, New York


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 1024 Foundations in Cognitive Neuroscience
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods

Bachelor of Psychology students are required to have completed the listed prerequisites plus one Level 2 psychology course. Students completing the Cognitive Neuroscience minor only need to complete the specified prerequisite courses.



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Examination, Quiz, Report, Skills demonstration


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4Y)
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