Behavioral Methods in Affective Neuroscience|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This research methods course will teach skills in experimental design and provide students with the tools to conduct behavioral research in cognitive-affective neuroscience. Students will evaluate studies from the contemporary research literature pertaining to cognition and emotion interactions and consider implications for psychopathological disorders of affect. Methods will include the use of repeated measures anova and computer programming stimuli presentation for behavioral studies. Student will particpate in data collection by running subjects during the semester and will be exposed to the ways these methods can be integrated with neuroimaging studies.
Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Students will develop skills in quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning as they are taught methods for psychopathology, learn to evaluate the literature in affective neuroscience and participate in behavioral methods to study cognition-emotion interactions.
Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through their Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request. Completion of PSYC251 OR NS&B213 OR BIOL213 OR PSYC240 OR QAC201/PSYC280, along with reason(s) for wanting to enroll should be noted in this request.
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Excerpts from classic texts as well as the contemporary research literature will be assigned. Examples are included below.
Maher, B. (1970). INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, New York: McGraw Hill
Donegan, N.H., Sanislow, C.A., Blumberg, H.P., Fulbright, R.K., Lacadie, C., Skudlarski, P., Gore, J.C., Olson, I.R., McGlashan, T.H., & Wexler, B.E. (2003). "Amygdala hyper-reactivity in borderline personality disorder: implications for hypervigilance and emotional dysregulation." BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 51, 1284-1293.
Johnson, M.K., Raye, C.L., Mitchell, K.J., Greene, E.J., Cunningham, W.A., & Sanislow, C.A. (2005). "Using fMRI to investigate a component process of reflection: prefrontal correlates of refreshing a just activated representation." COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 5, 339-361.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will be required to present in summary form at least one assigned research/article study orally. Students will also be expected to master skills programming stimuli presentation using software (e.g., Pyscope). Group projects will involve running subjects to collect data and and students will be required to demonstrate competency scoring and analyzing behavioral (e.g., response time and memory recall) data. There will be no exams or papers; grades will be based on lab assignments that will include scoring, analyzing and interpreting data.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will be expected to work independently and as part of a team as one or more group project(s) are carried out during the course of the semester.
|Instructor(s): Sanislow,Charles A. Times: .M...F. 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: JUDD307; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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