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

Spring 2010

PSY 341k • Cognitive Neuroscience - W - Preston

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43905 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
SEA 2.108
PRESTON

Course Description

How do brain systems and processes result in our abilities to perceive, attend, remember, use language, experience emotion, and interact with one another? How is the brain structured and organized to handle different types of information? How can we study brain function underlying psychological processes and behavior?

Cognitive Neuroscience is a newly developed field of study dedicated to the examination of how complex psychological phenomena arise from the function of the brain. This course is designed to explore the link between the brain, mind, and behavior, and students will learn about the Cognitive Neuroscience techniques (e.g., fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological study of patients) used to study those links. This course contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing.

Grading Policy

Students will be graded on weekly writing assignments, a final research proposal, and in class exams.

Texts

Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience by Dale Purves et al. (Sinauer Press, 2008)

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