PL4217
Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication

This module will discuss the language, facial, gestural and vocal channels of communication. Attention will be paid to the cognitive and brain mechanisms mediating the perception of emotional and linguistic messages from these channels, how these mechanisms develop in humans, how they compare to other species, and cases in which these mechanisms may be impaired (e.g., autism).

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-0-9.5
Pre-requisite(s):
Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3232, with a minimum CAP of 3.50 or be on the Honours track.
Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3232, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week