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Neuroscience 3680 - Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Matthew Tata and Dr. Robert Sutherland


The plan
The Plan

  • Techniques of Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Some functional anatomy

  • Vision

  • Attention and Executive Functions

  • Memory

  • Language and Music

  • Consciousness

Foundations

The Brain in Action


Text

  • Cognitive Neuroscience, Second or Third Edition by Gazzaniga, Ivry and Mangun


Website
Website

www.uleth.ca -> Class Web Sites -> Neuroscience -> NEUR 3680 click on “A”

Course outline will be available here

Lecture slides will be available here


Evaluation
Evaluation

  • Class Participation 10%

  • Mid-Term 1 20% Date TBA in class

  • Mid-Term 2 20% Date TBA in class

  • Final 25% Date TBA

  • Project 25% Due in last class

Midterms will be in-class, location of final T.B.A.


Evaluation1
Evaluation

  • Project will be a written research proposal describing a research question, a theory that potentially answers this question and an experiment to test that theory…more details in the coming weeks


Grades
Grades

Rounding will be by convention except when we decide otherwise!


Interaction
Interaction

  • Matt’s Office hours: immediately after class

  • Email: [email protected] [email protected]

    • Rules:

    • 1. No emailing the night before a test

    • 2. You must try to answer your question on your own first before emailing me…trust me


Interaction1
Interaction

  • TAs:

    Tine Gulbrandsen ([email protected]) and Megan Metzler ([email protected])

    email them to make an appointment


What is cognitive neuroscience
What is Cognitive Neuroscience?

  • Cognition = “Representing”, interpreting, using and storing information by the mind

  • Neuroscience = the study of the nervous system


What is cognitive neuroscience1
What is Cognitive Neuroscience?

  • Cognition = “Representing”, interpreting, using and storing information by the mind

  • Neuroscience = the study of the nervous system

  • Cognitive Neuroscience = the study of the neurobiology that underlies/creates/IS cognition


What is cognitive neuroscience2
What is Cognitive Neuroscience?

  • Cognition = “Representing”, interpreting, using and storing information by the mind

  • Neuroscience = the study of the nervous system

  • Cognitive Neuroscience = the study of the neurobiology that underlies (creates?) cognition

So why isn’t all Neuroscience “Cognitive Neuroscience”?


Topics we will try to cover
Topics we will (try) to cover

  • Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Perception (Mainly Vision)

  • Attention

  • Memory

  • Language and Music

  • Consciousness


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