Undergraduate Course: Frontal Lobe Functions (PSYL10075)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will provide an overview of acquired deficits following damage to the frontal lobes of the brain. Evidence predominantly from neurological patients but also functional neuroimaging of healthy individuals will be related where possible. Specific areas include disorders of attention, executive function, memory and social cognition that arise after lesions in specific regions of the frontal lobes. Different theoretical views of frontal lobe function will also be discussed such as the supervisory system model and the somatic marker hypothesis.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Degree major in Psychology and passes in psychology courses at least to the equivalent of junior honours level in Edinburgh.
Prior agreement with the 4th year Honours Course Organiser
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On successful completion of this course, students should be able:
To discuss the impairments typically associated with frontal lobe damage.
To describe the neuropsychological assessment of executive functions, memory and social cognition in a clinical setting.
To discuss the experimental tests of frontal lobe functions used within neuropsychological research.
To demonstrate knowledge of current theories of frontal lobe function.
To critically analyse the impact of research using brain damaged patients and the neuroimaging of healthy individuals on current theories of frontal lobe function.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Frontal Lobes,Neuropsychological Disorders
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9862
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188