2023-2024 / PSYC1122-2

Cerebral imaging techniques and psychophysiology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Fabienne Collette, Arnaud D'Argembeau, Michel Hansenne


Michel Hansenne

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is divided into two parts:

1) Brain imaging (Fabienne Collette and Arnaud d'Argembeau)

2) Psychophysiological techniques (Michel Hansenne)


Part Brain Imaging:

Presentation of the various techniques currently in use in functional brain imaging (mainly fMRI). Experimental desing and analyses. Technical presentations will be illustrated in different cognitive domains (memory, language, case studies

Part Psychophysiological techniques:

Presentation of central sychophysiology methods; Electroencephalogram, Evoked potential, Magnetoencephalography, Transcranial magnetic stimulation, Transcranial direct current stimulation

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, the student will be able:

- to understand the principles of the main neuroimaging techniques that are currently used in cognitive neuroscience and to criticize methodological aspects (e.g., experimental design) of cognitive neuroimaging studies

- to know the different central psychophysiological techniques (EEG, evoked potentials, Pet Scan, MEG, TMS, tDCS, IRMf).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Oral presentation

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Oral presentation.

Recommended or required readings

Part Brain Imaging:



Part Psychophysiological Techniques

Slides ; text book: Hot, P., et Delplanque, S.  Electrophysiologie de la cognition. Dunod, 2013.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Additional information:

Exam(s) in session

Part Brain Imaging:

Written exam

Part Psychophysiological techniques:

Any session

- In-person

Oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course







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