PSY 341k • HUMAN BRAIN IMAGING IN PSYCH-W
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
From electrophysiology to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), studies utilizing brain imaging technologies have become pervasive in the psychology and cognitive neuroscience literatures. How do the new techniques work and what do they tell us about how the mind works? The course will focus primarily on these questions. After a basic overview of brain imaging techniques and the mental process that can be inferred from these methodologies, the course will explore some of the "seminal" works in functional imaging.
Students will then branch out into a specific area of interest (i.e. - language, attention, vision, memory, social psychology). The course will require a short review paper covering the student's topic of interest, an oral presentation and a final research proposal designed to answer an important empirical question using a functional imaging technology. There will also be some hands-on laboratory exercises involving structural and functional MRI, conducted at UT's new Imaging Research Center.
1/3 - Two short papers (3-5 pages) 1/3 - Oral presentation 1/3 - Final research proposal (15 pages)
Textbook - Handbook of Functional Neuroimaging of Cognition Second Edition, Roberto Cabeza and Alan Kingstone (Eds.) Reading packet - TBD