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Doctoral course

Measures in the experimental lab: Behavior, body, & brain, 7,5 credits

Course information

Research education subject

  • Psychology

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus


  • Kristina Lexell, Utbildnings- och forskningsadministratör
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  • Catherine Tuvblad, Universitetslektor
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Course content

This course offers an introduction to various measures of the human mind that are commonly used in lab experiments in psychology and other behavioral sciences.  The focus will be on behavioral measures as well as on measures of body and brain responses.

At a theoretical level, the students will explore the background of these measures and underlying mental processes, as well as how they can be used to address applied research questions. At a practical level, the students will gain experience with using these measures in a controlled lab environment and with analyzing the resulting quantitative data.

More specifically, the course includes four blocks:

  1. Behavioral measures (e.g., response times, accuracy, and ratings).
  2. Measures of peripheral nervous system (e.g., heart rate, skin conductance, and eye tracking).
  3. Measures of central nervous system (e.g., EEG/ERPs, fMRI, and fNIRS).
  4. Measures of the endocrine system (e.g., cortisol, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, oxytocin).

Course Syllabus revised January 24th, 2023.

Teachers: Brittany Evans, Martien Schrooten, Catherine Tuvblad and Joakim Norberg.

Read more about our two laboratories, the Psychophys, Brain & Virtual Reality Lab and the Psychology lab


Application closed.

Next occasion

No decision yet about next occasion. This course runs normally every other year. The course was offered spring semester 2023.