PSYCH 709.3: Basic Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience.
3 lec hr., 3 cr.
Prerequisite: 709.1, 709.2. May be taken concurrently.
Description: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on human studies. The course covers topics such as cognitive control, attention, executive function as well as affective and social processing, including relevant neuropsychiatric disorders associated with these cognitive functions, such as ADHD, schizophrenia, autism and others. Relevant neuroscience methods include imaging, EEG and TMS are covered.
Note: The core Neuroscience series 709.1 – 709.4 is designed to provide a broad and rigorous overview of neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. The intent is to provide a firm grounding in neuroscience, including knowledge of the range of methods and research domains within neuroscience. All courses are designed to provide a comprehensive conceptual framework built on foundational knowledge. Each course will include application of basic concepts to addressing integrative questions about neurobehavioral adaptive function and associated pathologies.