The seminar is focused on reviewing some of the latest empirical developments in cognitive neuroscience. As such, it includes coverage of the following topics:
- Long-term veridical and illusory memories Long-term associative memory formation Learning Working memory Object recognition Attention Preparatory set Executive function Plasticity Motor function Language processing Language acquisition
- The format of the seminar is tentatively scheduled as follows: There will be one two-hour seminar per week of the term, with each session devoted to the coverage of three to four papers. The scheduling of the seminar will occur at an organizational meeting, Wed, September 8, at noon in the Pillsbury Conference Room (the former mezzanine of the Library).
Students in the seminar, both those enrolled for course credit and those auditing the course, will be expected to lead a 30-40 minute discussion on one of the papers scheduled for each session, with discussion leaders rotating throughout the course. Students taking the seminar for credit in addition will write a review of one paper, as if they were reviewing that paper as a journal submission.