PS 371 Cognitive Neuroscience: Exploring Mind and Brain (Fall/Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: PS 110, PS 111, and PS 272
What happens in your brain when you are secretly paying attention to a conversation at the next table? How is that conversation recorded into memory? Cognitive neuroscience aims to address such questions by exploring the brain mechanisms that underlie human mental processing. This course will examine the neural basis of core cognitive processes, including perception, attention, memory, action, and language (identified using techniques such as functional MRI, event-related potentials, and lesion studies). Other mind-brain topics that will be considered include hemispheric specialization, neural plasticity, frontal lobe function, and consciousness.
Scott Slotnick

Last Updated: 17-JAN-13