SOW-PSB3BC45E
Consciousness and Perception
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB3BC45E
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryB3 (Third year bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
dr. M.L.A. Jongsma
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Lecturer
dr. A.R. Koning
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Lecturer
prof. dr. R.J. van Lier
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Examiner
prof. dr. R.J. van Lier
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Coordinator
prof. dr. R.J. van Lier
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Academic year2023
Period
PER4  (08/04/2024 to 12/07/2024)
Starting block
PER4
Course mode
full-time
RemarksPositive BSA required
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After the course,
  1. You have knowledge of contemporary scientific approaches on consciousness and perception (FQ 1)
  2. You are able to evaluate recent research results on consciousness and perception (FQ 1, 5)
  3. You are able to critically reflect about the nature of consciousness and contemporary approaches on consciousness (FQ 1, 5).
Content
We experience the world through our senses. The brain somehow manages to create a rich and vivid representation of the environment out of elementary sensory input. How does the brain achieve this? What happens in the brain when our experience is not in line with reality (e.g., hallucinations, hearing voices in your head)? What happens during altered states of consciousness (e.g., sleep, hypnosis, meditation, or after drug use). What is consciousness anyway? What about free will? In this course, we search for answers to these types of questions. The course addresses different topics approached from different fields (e.g., clinical and social psychology, cognitive neurosciences, philosophy and artificial intelligence)
 
Level
Bachelor 3, Psychology
Presumed foreknowledge
This course requires at least a full year (60 ects) of prior study in the field of Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, Medical Sciences or any other related field. In case of too many enrollments Psychology students have priority over students from other faculties or universities.
Test information
Written exam. Open answer questions
Specifics
As room space is limited, a registration cap may apply for this course. Registration will open 1 December and ‘first come, first serve’ applies.
Required materials
Book
Blackmore, S. (2018). Consciousness: An introduction (3rd edition). London and New York: Routledg, Taylor & Francis Group
Title:Consciousness: An introduction
Author:Blackmore, S.
Publisher: London and New York: Routledg, Taylor & Francis Group
Edition:3
Articles
Scientific papers, to be announced one week before the start of the course.

Instructional modes
Interactive meetings
Type of instructional modeWorking group

General
4 interactive meetings: demo’s, short visits, in-depth lectures.

Lecture
Type of instructional modeLecture

General
7 Lectures

Tests
Written exam: open answer questions
Test weight1
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock PER4, Block PER4