The human brain and its ability to adapt to the demands of the environment is the core of our course. This course will be particularly useful for students who wish to gain knowledge about the most recent developments particularly in auditory cognitive neuroscience.
The course programme will focus on speech and music functions in the framework of neuroplasticity, introducing short-term and long-term learning effects in both domains. It will also deal with the interplay between these highly important forms of human communication. Moreover, particular attention will be given to new findings related to training and rehabilitation in educational and neurological settings.
The course consists of tutorials on brain research methods and lectures about current topics. There will be several demonstrations on practical laboratory work with modern brain imaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The students will also have an opportunity to introduce their projects and research outcomes in poster session.The teachers and lecturers are international renowned specialists with long-standing expertise in graduate teaching.
Recommended reading materials will be distributed prior to the course. These materials will help students to follow the lectures and take actively part in general and group discussions. The readings will be further elaborated in the learning diaries written during the course.
As an essential part of the online application form you must write a motivation letter. Please, using max. 300 words, describe your educational background, current interest areas (e.g., the topic of your PhD thesis), and special benefits you anticipate that this course participation would give to you.
Please note that if your application arrives latest by March 22, we will inform you about the acceptance or rejection of your application on the first week of April. If your application arrives after March 22 but latest by May 10, you will receive the information about your acceptance/rejection on May 20.
The application period for the Helsinki Summer School will start in the beginning of the year 2014.
University of Helsinki, City Center Campus
The closest accommodation option is Eurohostel, 20 min. from the course location on foot.
This course is designed for students who wish to gain knowledge about the most recent developments particularly in auditory cognitive neuroscience.