PSC 190 – How the Brain Creates the Mind
Pre-requisites: Psc 1, Psc 41, Psc 135 (Grade of A recommended)
Description: This course will address topics from the field of cognitive neuroscience. We will discuss select topics in high-level mental functions, including attention, executive functions, and decision making. Related methods will be discussed.
Format: The class will be organized like a seminar, in which we will read scientific papers related to topics in mind/brain science. We will discuss the papers as a group, assigning members of the class to act as the leads for each discussion. Short review papers of each week's readings will be required (two page overview). Students will be graded based on their in-class discussion, command of knowledge of the materials we read together, written work and leadership of the discussion they are assigned.
Time: Monday 1-4pm
Location: **Center for Mind and Brain – main conference room, 267 Cousteau Drive (off campus)
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