COGS 320 Cognitive Neuroscience

This course will introduce students to the biology of the mind. It will provide an overview of neuroanatomy and characterize the neural mechanisms supporting complex cognitive processes including vision, attention, consciousness, language, memory, learning, emotion, and action. We will also emphasize the importance of converging methodologies in studying the link between the mind, brain, and behavior. Methodologies we consider include: behavioral measures of cognition, neuropsychology, electrophysiology, anatomical and functional neuroimaging, single-cell recordings, and computational modeling. Laboratory sessions will allow students to obtain hands-on experience with these methodologies, as well as arm them with the tools to understand and evaluate primary research in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

COGS 201, PSYC 200, BIO 268, or permission of instructor

Corequisite

COGS 320L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science