Cognitive Science | Brain and Cognition
Q301 | 1022 | Johnson

1:00-2:15, TR, 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.