PS 272 Cognitive Psychology: Mental Processes and their Neural Substrates (Fall/Spring: 3)
This course introduces the scientific study of mental function from an information
processing perspective. The course examines how information is processed
and transformed by the mind to control complex human behavior. Specific
topics include the history of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience,
attention, perception, consciousness, short-term and long-term memory, mental
imagery, language, decision-making, and problem solving. Course material
will be drawn from work with clinical populations (e.g., people who have
sustained brain injury) as well as from work with non-injured populations.
Class sessions will be devoted to lecture, discussion, demonstrations, and
(if practical) student presentations.
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