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The Neuropsychology of Decision Making

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6 weeks
149 USD
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6 weeks
149 USD
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Course description

The Neuropsychology of Decision Making

An introductory course to the complex cognitive process that is human decision-making, from a neuropsychological perspective. Covering basic neuroanatomy, neurodevelopment, important structures, chemicals and networks, individual differences in decision-making and decision-making deficits.

Students will learn about the anatomical underpinnings of a decision and how this anatomy develops, the physiological and chemical processes involved, the importance of the prefrontal cortex in decision-making, the measurement of decision-making in contemporary research, current understandings of the factors that influence the decisions we make and the role of decision-making in complex psychological and neurological disorders.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


There are no prerequisites for this course. It is open to learners from all levels and subjects with an interest in the subject matter.

Training content

  • Introduction to neuroanatomy & neurodevelopment
  • The importance of the prefrontal cortex
  • Neurotransmitters, Neurophysiology and decision networks
  • Decision making styles & the role of childhood experiences in decision-making
  • Decision making deficits

Course delivery details

This course is offered through University of Cambridge, a partner institute of EdX.

3-5 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$149
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • To gain an understanding of the brain structures involved in decision-making and how they develop.
  • To gain an understanding of the neural mechanisms of decision-making processes and how these are influenced.
  • To gain an understanding of decision-making deficits and their role in psychological disorders.
  • To identify the key anatomical and physiological components of decision making from a neuropsychological perspective.
  • To explain decision-making development in terms of executive function, the role of the prefrontal cortex and influences on development.
  • To outline decision-making deficits and roles of decision-making in psychological disorders

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