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Spring 2011-2012
* NEU 259A / PSY 259A (EC)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Matthew M. Botvinick

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
41434 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Jadwin Hall   A10   Enrolled:56 Limit:106
P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
P02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Thomas Laboratory   117   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:15 Limit:12
P04 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:6 Limit:12
P05 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:12 Limit:12
P06 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Green Hall   0-N-2   Enrolled:7 Limit:12