Please note that this course was previously offered as PSYC 27.
In 24W at 2A, Caroline Robertson
In Cognitive Neuroscience, we survey the neural basis of a variety of cognitive phenomena that are the heart of human experience: how we perceive and attend to the world around us; how we remember and forget our experiences; how we listen, communicate, and understand through language and music; how we reason, evaluate, and decide under risk and uncertainty; how we represent our thoughts and those of others; how we lose and gain consciousness through sleeping and waking; how we develop, learn, and adapt. To do this, we take a multidisciplinary approach that spans disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, and philosophy. We will also learn about classic and cutting-edge scientific methods including psychophysics, functional neuroimaging, electrophysiology, optogenetics, machine learning, and brain-computer interfaces. All in all, this course represents a blend of neurobiology (brain) and psychology (behavior). It aims to provide necessary background knowledge for scientific frontiers related to understanding human neuroscience and behavior.
Approved course for the Neuroscience major/minor.
Prerequisite: PSYC 1 or PSYC 6.