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): 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 3.5 or be on the Honours track. Although useful, PL3235 is not critical for this module.
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