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Neuroscience 3680 cognitive neuroscience dr matthew tata and dr robert sutherland

Neuroscience 3680 - Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Matthew Tataand 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


Neuroscience 3680 cognitive neuroscience dr matthew tata and dr robert sutherland

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 Participation10%

  • 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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