Mind and Brain (C8850)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

Functional brain imaging is often thought of as a window into the thinking mind. It has attracted great interest and also scepticism in the media and in research community. This module examines what functional brain imaging can and cannot tell us about the mind. We will take eclectic examples from cognitive science and neuroscience with a focus on research into memory. These will be used to critically evaluate and communicate topical issues like reverse inference and mind-reading.


100%: Lecture


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: