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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 2

    SEMINAR

    Spring Quarter 2006

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. See instructor for CRN.

    Instructor(s): Tamara Swaab

    Instructor's e-mail address:   swaab@ucdavis.edu

    Course title:   Electrophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience

    Number of units: 4

    Brief course description:  The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the Event-Related Potential (ERP) method and its use in cognitive neuroscience. ERPs are components of the spontaneous activity of the brain as recorded in the electroencephalogram or EEG. ERPs provide us with a powerful tool to look at the temporal aspects of cognitive processes such as attention, memory, and language, and as such provide an excellent complementary method to fMRI. In this course, students will be introduced to the ERP method. They will learn how ERPs are recorded and analyzed. In addition they will learn how ERPs have been used to study cognitive processes. Students will be provided with lectures on these topics, but in addition they will have hands-on experience in recording and analyzing ERPs.

     

    List of major topics to be covered:  Neurophysiological basis of Event-Related Potentials, How to make inferences from ERPs, relevant ERPs in studies of Perception, Memory, Attention and Language, ERP- Recording, Data-analysis.

    Course format (lecture, discussion, etc.): Lecture, Discussion based on paper presentations by individual students, Laboratory Sessions, including recording and analyses of ERP data

    Grading criteria: Paper presentation, participation in class.

     

     

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    Classroom Class Schedule Course Website
    Center for Mind and Brain R   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM https://my.ucdavis.edu/
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Tamara Swaab , Ph.D. 268J Young Hall by appointment