This introductory course will examine the relationship between brain functioning and cognition, behavior and emotion through the study of human brain disorders. The course will begin with a brief overview of basic human regional neuroanatomy, followed by an exploration of neuropsychological assessment and intervention (its history, rationale, goals, and procedures). These topics will provide a foundation for the discussion of more specific topics in neuropsychology (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, psychiatric disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, seizure disorders, learning disabilities, autism, etc.) and the role that neuropsychologists play in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with these disorders.
Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Students will be required to understand quantitative relationships between behavioral phenomena and brain function described in lecture and the textbook, and tables and graphs associated with primary research articles assigned as reading. Students will be required to read 4-6 primary research articles in depth and write a coherent, critical synthesis of findings across studies.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kolb & Whishaw, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 6th 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 PSYC major, this is a Column 1 breadth requirement course.
|Instructor(s): Kurtz,Matthew M. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 15||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 0|
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