This course is designed to introduce the student to the clinical practice and science of human neuropsychology. We will critically evaluate accumulated empirical evidence (based on neuroimaging, electrophysiological and neuropsychological methods) on the relationship of activation of specific brain regions and circuits to complex cognition, behavior and emotion in both health and disease. The class will begin with an introductory overview of regional neuroanatomy, followed by an analysis of approaches to clinical assessment of brain-behavior relationships (history, rationale, goals and procedures). These topics will provide a foundation for the discussion of more specific topics in neuropsychology that will focus on clinical presentation and treatment of a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, attention-deficit disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar illness). Novel approaches to neuropsychiatric rehabilitation will also be discussed.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PSYC240 OR NS&B213
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kolb & Whisaw, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 5th Ed., W.H. Freeman & Co.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams consisting of short answer and brief essays. One 4-6 page paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In the psychology major, this is a col. 1 Breadth Requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Kurtz,Matthew M. Times: .M.W... 07:00PM-08:20PM; Location: PAC107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 15||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 14||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 4||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 2||Unranked: 6|