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Spring 2013-2014
* 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, NEU 259B are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42816 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A32   Enrolled:85 Limit:106
44024 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A18   Enrolled:16 Limit:16 Closed
44025 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A18   Enrolled:13 Limit:16
44026 P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A18   Enrolled:12 Limit:16
44027 P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A18   Enrolled:13 Limit:16
44028 P05 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A18   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
44029 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm F   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A30   Enrolled:16 Limit:16 Closed
42895 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled