This course provides an introduction to cognitive neuroscience--the study of how the brain enables the mind. We will begin with an overview of the neural substrates of cognition and the tools for understanding the structure and function of the human brain. Then we will cover neural processes that support sensory perception and attention, memory, motor control, language, executive control, and emotional and social functioning. We will also discuss mechanisms of brain evolution, development, and repair, and their implications for various diseases and disorders.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (PSYC105 AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Dale Purves, Roberto Cabeza, Scott Huettel, & Kevin LaBar, PRINCIPLES OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (2nd Edition), ISBN-13: 978-0878935734
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three in-class examinations with objective and short essay components
A written paper on a course-related topic of interest
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Individuals requesting a POI should indicate in an email to the professor their intended major, list previous courses related to this course, and state why they would like to take this course. Preference will be given to PSYC and NS&B majors (and intended majors) who have completed PSYC 105 or NS&B 213.
This is a column 1 Breadth Requirement course in Psychology.
This course satisfies a Psychology-course elective for students in the NS&B major.
|Instructor(s): Loui,Psyche Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 35
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 2||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|