PSYCH 245 - Cognitive Neuroscience
Section: 001
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
Theme
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 111, PSYCH 112, or PSYCH 114.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How does the brain enable the mind? Answering this question is the goal of cognitive neuroscience, a relatively new field of study that represents the union of human neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and neurophysiology. This course will expose students to substantive questions that cognitive neuroscientists are trying to answer about how the brain gives rise to behavior and to the converging methods that researchers use to answer these questions. It will also review what cognitive neuroscientists have learned so far by reviewing and critically evaluating studies of brain damaged populations, recordings of brain activity in animals, and functional brain imaging studies of healthy humans. The goal is to understand of how complex mental processes such as attention, memory, language, emotion, and high-level thought are enabled by the functioning of the brain.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on three exams (60% total - each exam counts 20%), quizzes (15%), a poster assignment (15% total; poster quality, 5%; oral presentation quality, 8%; your critiques of other people’s poster presentations, 2%), and participation in discussion section activities and assignments (10%; attendance, participation, and leading a group discussion/activity).

Intended Audience:

Given its breadth, this course is appropriate for a wide range of students including those in BBCS, psychology, and neuroscience.

Class Format:

Two 80-minute lectures and a 1-hour discussion section led by a GSI each week.

PSYCH 245 - Cognitive Neuroscience
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245. Students are auto-enrolled in Lec 001 when they elect a Dis 002-010. All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture.
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29084
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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29088
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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29089
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
008 (DIS)
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29090
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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29092
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students who have taken PSYCH 345 Human Neuropsych may NOT register for PSYCH 245.
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ISBN: 9781848720039
The student's guide to cognitive neuroscience, Author: Jamie Ward., Publisher: Psychology Press 2nd ed. 2010
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