Advanced Research in Cognitive Neuroscience|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This advanced research course provides in-depth training in the experimental methods of cognitive neuroscience, focused on human memory. Students will work individually and in groups on semester-long projects, which will include literature reviews, experimental design, data collection, analysis, journal-formatted writing of results, and oral presentations.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Clewett et al (2019). Transcending time in the brain: how event memories are constructed from experience. Hippocampus.
Davachi (2006). Item, context and relational episodic encoding. Current Opinion in Neurobiology.
Heusser et al (2016). Episodic sequence memory is supported by a theta-gamma phase code. Nature Neuroscience.
Johnson et al (2008). Content dependence of the electrophysiological correlates of recollection. NeuroImage.
Long & Kuhl (2019). Decoding the tradeoff between encoding and retrieval to predict memory for overlapping events.
Luck (2014). The event-related potential technique.
Ranganath & Ritchey (2012). Two cortical systems for memory-guided behavior.
Woodman (2010). A brief introduction to the use of event-related potentials in studies of perception and attention.
Yick & Wilding (2008). Material-specific neural correlates of memory retrieval. NeuroReport.
Zacks et al (2007). Event segmentation: a mind-brain perspective. Psychological Review.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance, participation, research project, written paper, presentation(s).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is for students with prior experience in experimental psychology and/or neuroscience. Prior to enrolling in this course, students typically will have taken Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYC 225) or a related course, and completed Statistics and Research Methods. Students will submit an application https://forms.gle/KtKtQmmaRdA3ZQUK8 to the Instructor during pre-registration that includes information about their interest in the course, previous coursework, and future academic plans. Students may also be asked to do a brief interview.
|Instructor(s): Ezzyat,Youssef Times: ...W.F. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
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