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Spring 2010-2011
* NEU 259A / PSY 259A (EC)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Yael Niv

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/Writing assignments:
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.

Equivalent Courses:
NEU 259A, NEU 202B are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42072 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Peyton Hall   145   Enrolled:56 Limit:106
P01 9:00 am - 9:50 am T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:5 Limit:12
P02 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Lewis Library   311   Enrolled:12 Limit:12
P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Lewis Library   311   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
P05 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Lewis Library   311   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
P06 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:11 Limit:12