PSY 341k • COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE -W
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
What is the relationship between brain and mind? Cognitive Neuroscience has emerged to examine how complex psychological phenomena arise from the function of the brain. How is the brain structured and organized to handle different types of information? How can we study brain function underlying psychological processes and behavior? How do brain systems and processes result in our abilities to perceive, attend, remember, use language, and experience emotion? This course is designed to provide students with current perspectives on how complex processes of mind may be understood using Cognitive Neuroscience techniques.
Students will be graded on weekly writing assignments, a final research proposal, and two take-home exams.
Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience by Dale Purves, Elizabeth M Brannon, Roberto Cabeza, Scott A Huettel & Kevin S LaBar Primary source journal articles available in PDF format online.