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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 2

    Neural Oscillations and Memory

    Winter Quarter 2015

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. See instructor for CRN.
    Course description: Course will focus on analysis methods of neural oscillations and how to interpret relevant data. In the process, we will review findings in the literature regarding the functions of oscillations in memory. Students will be expected to present at least one journal article critically as well as keep up with assigned reading. Suggested previous coursework for UCD undergrads: 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.

    Assigned textbook: Cohen, M.X. (2014). Analyzing Neural Time Series Data: Theory and Practice. MIT Press (~$40 on amazon)

    Tentative Class Schedule:
    January 7th: Intro to Time Frequency Analysis and EEG
    Reading: Chapters 1-4 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    January 14th: The neural basis of the EEG signal
    Reading: Chapter 5 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Lopes da Silva (2003). Neuron. “EEG and MEG: Relevance to neuroscience”

    January 21st: Guest Speaker

    January 28th: Artifacts in EEG
    Reading: Chapter 6-8 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Yuval-Greenberg et al. (2008). Neuron. “Transient induced gamma-band response in EEG as a manifestation of miniature saccades.”

    February 4th: Analyzing EEG data and movement-related oscillations
    Reading: Chapter 11-12 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Watrous et al. (2011). Journal of Neurophysiology. “Behavioral correlates of human hippocampal delta and theta oscillations during navigation”

    February 11th: Phase and phase analysis of EEG data
    Reading: Chapter 13 & Chapter 19 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Rizzuto et al. (2003). PNAS. “Reset of human neocortical oscillations during a working memory task”

    February 18th: Bandpass filtering and the Hilbert transform
    Reading: Chapter 14 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Brun et al. (2004). Journal of Neuroscience Methods. “Fourier-, Hilbert- and waveletbased signal analysis: are they really different approaches?”

    February 25th: 1/f law and normalization
    Reading: Chapter 18 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Hughes et al. (2012). Hippocampus. “BOSC: A Better Oscillation Detection Method, Extracts Both Sustained and Transient Rhythms from Rat Hippocampal Recordings.”

    March 4th: Phase-based connectivity and network approaches to EEG data
    Reading: Chapter 25 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Watrous et al. (2012). Nature Neuroscience. “Frequency-specific network connectivity increases underlie accurate spatiotemporal memory retrieval.”

    March 11th: Granger prediction and prefrontal-medial temporal lobe networks
    Reading: Chapter 28 Analyzing Neural Time Series
    Assigned paper: Anderson et al. (2010). Cerebral Cortex. “Theta Oscillations Mediate Interaction between Prefrontal Cortex and Medial Temporal Lobe in Human Memory.”


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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    Ctr Neuroscience W   1:10 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Arne Ekstrom , Ph.D. 268I Young Hall