An intensive, case-study based approach to the underlying principles and mechanisms of brain function that give rise to complex human cognitive behavior. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and evaluating cutting-edge neuroscience research that has yielded new insights into the organization and structure of higher mental processes. Students will develop critical thinking via a strong class participation component. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, emotion, and executive control. Declared Psychology majors will be given priority over others to enroll. PREREQ: Psych 100B/1000, and either Psych 3401 or Psy 344/Bio 3411 or Psych 3604.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AS NSM