This course examines how structure and function of the brain give rise to cognitive processes. We will explore the major cognitive systems, including object recognition, attention, memory, language, emotion, social cognition, and executive function, and learn about the cutting-edge technologies being employed to study these processes. In the lab portion of this course, students will be exposed to an array of techniques used in cognitive neuroscience research. Lab activities include a trip to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital to observe transcranial magnetic stimulation, analysis of magneto encephalography data, and collection of electro encephalogram recordings. Various methodological and analytical approaches will be explored first-hand so that students are familiarized with the broad spectrum of approaches used in modern neuroscience.
PSYC 345 Cognitive Neuroscience with Lab