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  • PSYCHOLOGY 135    Section:

    COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

    Fall Quarter 2008

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Psychology 1, 41, 100 or consent of instructor.

    How does the brain produce the mind? Answering this question is the goal of cognitive neuroscience, a fascinating new discipline at the intersection of cognitive psychology and neuroscience. There are two main objects for this course: The first is to provide you with a foundation in the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying perception, attention, memory, language, and cognitive control functions. To do so, we will consider evidence from disorders produced by brain damage and studies of healthy individual behavior using a variety of methods including cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, functional brain imaging, neurophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and electroencephalography. The second is to provide you with the ability to critically evaluate cognitive neuroscientific research.  To do so, we will read research articles and discuss them critically.

    Text(s):

    Book Title: Cognitive Neuroscience
    Author: Gazzaniga, Mangun and Ivry
    Copyright Year: 2008
    Edition: 3
    ISBN: 978-0393927955

    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    184 Young T R   10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Joy Geng , Ph.D. 267 Cousteau Pl. Center for Mind and Brain Thursday 12-2pm