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  • Attention & Memory in Normal Adults & Schizophrenic Patients

    2012 / 2013 for Quarters: F, SP, W,
    Instructor Name Steve Luck
    Credit Type Social Science
    Short TitleAttention & Memory in Normal Adults & Schizophrenic Patients
    Complete Description of 199Our laboratory studies visual attention and short-term memory in healthy young adults, and we collaborate with laboratories in Baltimore and Sacramento that test patients with schizophrenia and matched control subjects. Most experiments involve traditional cognitive psychology techniques. Some experiments also involve recording brain waves. Students in our lab typically begin by running cognitive experiments, which includes scheduling subjects, explaining the task, operating the computers, and monitoring the data. As they gain experience, students may become involved in designing experiments, analyzing data, and running brain-wave experiments. The undergraduate students in the lab have a weekly meeting with the professor and the lab manager in which we discuss journal articles, ongoing experiments, and a variety of other issues related to cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
    List Prerequisites
    (if any)
    Applicants must be responsible, dedicated and motivated. Computer skills are highly desirable. Previous or concurrent coursework in cognitive psychology or cognitive neuroscience is desirable.
    Additional Comments
    (if any)
    This is a great opportunity for highly motivated and responsible students who are interested in applying to graduate school, medical school, optometry school, etc. We require a registration of at least 3 units which equates to 9 hours/week. Our lab has locations at both Young Hall and the Center for Mind and Brain.
    Contact personEmily Kappenman
    Phone(530) 297-4425
    Emaileskappenman@ucdavis.edu

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