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  • PSYCHOLOGY 190    Section: 2


    Spring Quarter 2006

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, major in Psychology or consent of instructor.

    Course description or objectives: This seminar covers the neurobiological basis of higher cognitive functions. Topics include visual cognition, attention, memory, executive function, language and consciousness. The lectures and readings will reflect the multiple approaches of cognitive neuroscience: studies of neurological patients, functional neuroimaging, single unit physiology, as well as information processing models of cognition.



    Silvia Bunge, sbunge@ucdavis.edu

    Center for Mind and Brain, tel 297-4411

    Tamara Swaab, swaab@ucdavis.edu

    Young Hall, tel 752-4207


    Units: 4


    Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30-300pm;


    Prerequisites: PSC 135 or consent of instructors


    Location:  Conference Room, Center for Mind and Brain (CMB), 267 Cousteau Place. For directions, see http://mind.ucdavis.edu/content/FindUs


    Course format: Lectures and Paper Discussions by Students


    Grading policy:

    1) Weekly participation and questions (35%)

    2) Oral presentation on assigned paper (20%)

    3) Final paper (35%)



    One review article/chapter will be assigned as background reading for each lecture. Several empirical papers will be assigned for each discussion. Most readings will be made available on the course website. When electronic copies are unavailable, papers will be handed out in class.


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    Center for Mind and Brain W F   1:30 PM - 3:00 PM http://my.ucdavis.edu
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Silvia Bunge , Ph.D. 174G Young Hall by appointment
    Tamara Swaab , Ph.D. 268J Young Hall by appointment