* NEU 259A / PSY 259A (EC)
Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
An introduction to cognitive brain functions, including higher perceptual functions, attention and selective perception, systems for short- and long-term memory, language, cerebral lateralization, motor control, executive functions of the frontal lobe, cognitive development and plasticity. Major neuropsychological syndromes (e.g., agnosia, amnesia) will be discussed.
Sample reading list:
Dale Purves and colleagues, Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience
Reading: Approximately 50 pages per week.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
NEU/PSY 258 or permission of instructor.
NEU 259A, NEU 259B are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.
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