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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2009


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43175 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
SEA 2.108

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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.


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