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Spring 2012-2013
* NEU 259B / PSY 259B (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Yael Niv

An introduction to cognitive brain functions, including higher perceptual functions, attention, language, memory, learning and decision making and executive functions of the frontal lobe. Major neuropsychological syndromes (e.g., agnosia, amnesia) will be discussed. Labs will involve hands-on experience with behavioral experiments, fMRI, EEG and computational modeling, including design of the experiment, analysis etc.

Sample reading list:
Purves et al., Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience 2/e

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: Approximately 50 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 35%
Quizzes - 20%
Lab Reports - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 5%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
NEU/PSY 258 or permission of instructor.

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

Other information:
Enrollment in labs will be done using SCORE.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41332 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:26 Limit:44
41333 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Green Hall   0C13N   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
41334 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Green Hall   0C13N   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
41335 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41336 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44015 B05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Green Hall   0C13N   Enrolled:7 Limit:14