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The Behavioral and Neural Basis of Attention
PSYC 311
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 311

Attention is a topic of growing research interest that still provides many opportunities for further investigation. This course will provide an introduction to the field as students gain insight about both the behavioral and neural basis of attention. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to, discussion of the research methods specific to the field, the interaction between memory and attention, auditory and crossmodal attention, the role of attention on task performance (multitasking), inhibition of attention, and attentional disorders like the various forms of visual neglect and ADHD. In addition, there will be a module specifically dedicated to the cognitive neuroscience of attention.

Essential Capabilities: Information Literacy, Writing
Writing: This course provides various writing opportunities throughout the semester ranging from short response essays to the final paper. These assignments are intended not only to allow the student to make deeper investigations into the subject material, but also to gain experience writing within the conventions of the discipline.
Information Literacy: This coures carries a significant emphasis on information literacy. A primary goal of this course is to provide a background of the subject material that students can use as a starting point for interpretation and critique of research literature. Students will learn effective reading skills, critical interpretation of research conclusions, as well as effective implementation of information into an organized review paper. Additional emphasis will be placed on issues such as proper citation, plagiarism, and conducting a reliable literature search.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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