Behavioral Methods in Affective Neuroscience|
Spring 2014 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This research methods course teaches experimental design and methods in experimental psychopathology using tools to conduct behavioral research in cognitive-affective neuroscience. Course material includes studies from the contemporary psychopathology research literature, with a focus on emotion interactions. Methods taught include statistical procedures (e.g., repeated measures ANOVA) and tools for carrying out research and analyzing data (e.g., computer programming for stimuli presentation and data processing). Neuroimaging techniques including the Evoke Response Potential are also sometimes included. Students in this course are expected to work independently.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)
Example readings include:
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.
Sanislow, C. A., Pine, D. S., Quinn, K. J., Kozak, M. J., Garvey, M. A., Heinssen, R. K, Wang, P. S., & Cuthbert, B. N. (2010). Developing constructs for psychopathology research: Research Domain Criteria. JOURNAL OF ABNORMA PSYCHOLOGY, 119, 631-639.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Assignments may vary from term to term, but students should expect present orally selected studies from the research literature. Other expectations include mastering skills programming stimuli presentation using software (e.g., Pyscope), and competency scoring and analyzing behavioral (e.g., response time and memory recall) data. There are no exams; grades are based on lab assignments and the ability to work independently.
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