Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Organised by
Cognitive Neuroscience
Person in charge
Antti Revonsuo

Learning outcomes

After the lecture course (5 ects) the student will be able to define the concept of "consciousness", describe the philosophical problems related to it, and explain how it can be empirically studied in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The student will also be able to describe the most important theories of consciousness and the basic features of major altered states of consciousness, such as dreaming, hypnosis, meditation. Additionally, the course includes a voluntary seminar (3 ects) where the student will focus more deeply on one topic in the study of consciousness, read some original literature on it, write an essay on it and present it for discussion in the seminar group. The seminar will take place only if a minimum of 4 students register for it, and is restricted to a maximum of 20 students. After the seminar, the student will have a deep understanding of several specific research problems in the study of consciousness.


This course gives an overview of the scientific study of consciousness, the relationship between consciousness and brain, and the philosophical problems related to the study of consciousness. The science of consciousness is here presented as a new, multidisciplinary field where philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience seamlessly interact and are integrated with each other to understand one of the oldest and most challenging scientific and philosophical problems: the mind-brain relationship.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h
Seminar 10 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English
Revision test and Essay and Oral presentation

Lectures and book (5 ects) + seminar essay and presentation (3 ects)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th-6th year autumn

Study materials

Revonsuo: Consciousness, The Science of Subjectivity (Psychology Press 2010). (+ Seminar: Selected articles.)

Belongs to following study modules

Psykologian ja logopedian laitos
Psykologian ja logopedian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Psykologian ja logopedian laitos