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PSYC 5571 Controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Cognitive Neuroscience is the study of how human mental processing relates to activity in specific brain regions. Current controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience will be critically examined by evaluating key articles relating to the following questions. Are there category specific processing regions in the brain (e.g., a region specialized for processing faces)? Can visual images be pictorial? Does short-term memory related activity in prefrontal cortex mirror more posterior perception related activity patterns? Do recollection and familiarity--two types of long-term memory--depend on different sub-regions of the medial temporal lobe? Does attention modulate activity in primary visual cortex?


Instructor(s): Scott Slotnick

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 06-Feb-15