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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 4

    Neural Basis of Spatial Navigation

    Spring Quarter 2010

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. See instructor for CRN.
    Course description: This course will review advanced topics in the neural basis of spatial memory and learning.  Particular emphasis will be placed on classic and recent articles delineating the how spatial memories are stored and processed in the human and rodent brain.  Methods for observing these phenomenon, such as fMRI, single unit recording, scalp EEG, intracranial EEG, and human and rat behavioral analysis methods will be carefully considered.  The course is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students wishing to enrich their knowledge in this subfield.  Students will be expected to present at least one journal article critically and write a final paper on a specialized topic in this area.  Requirements: Psy 1 (Intro to Psychology), Psy 100 (Cognitive Psychology), Psy 41 (Research Methods), Psy 103 (Statistics), and Psy 135 (Cognitive Neuroscience) or permission of instructor.


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    113 Center for Neuroscience W   2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Arne Ekstrom , Ph.D. 268I Young Hall