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PSYC 3371 Cognitive Neuroscience: Exploring Mind and Brain (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Have you ever wondered where your memories are stored? Or how we perceive a rich visual world based on simple changes in light? Or what is going on in your brain when you’re distracted during class? Cognitive neuroscience aims to reveal the connections between mind and brain, linking cognitive phenomena to neurobiological processes. This course will introduce the neural bases of perception, attention, memory, emotion, and other cognitive functions, as well as the key research methods used to investigate these topics (functional MRI, EEG, lesion studies, neurostimulation). The course will also encourage critical evaluation of the scientific evidence presented in primary research articles in cognitive neuroscience. Class periods will include instructor-led lectures as well as team-led discussions of primary research articles.

Instructor(s): Maureen Ritchey

Prerequisites: PSYC1110. PSYC1110, PSYC1111, and PSYC2272.

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Last Updated: 06-Mar-18