Cognitive Science | Brain & Cognition
Q301 | 1005 | Busey
TR, 9:30-10:45am, PY 115
This course asks a deceptively simple question: how do the neurons
and areas of the brain work together to accomplish the vast range of
human behaviors? To answer this question, we first cover the basics
of brain neuroscience and then attempt to link these with a variety of
human capacities studied by cognitive psychologists. We will look at
areas such as: perception, attention, memory, learning through
synaptic plasticity, language, consciousness and intelligence. The
course relies upon a problem-based learning approach that stresses
realistic problems as a technique to organize the course materials.
Students will get the chance to experience the science of cognitive
neuroscience through their own electrophysiological experiment
involving brainwave recording.