This second-year module will present a broad introduction to the field of cognitive neuroscience. This module will focus on how psychological theories of the mind are informed by neuropsychological and neuroscientific evidence. Topics covered include: hemispheric specialization; sensation & perception; object recognition; attention; action; memory; emotion; language; and cognitive control. This module takes a convergence of evidence approach and to that end students will learn about the mind-brain relationship from research using a variety of techniques including (but not limited to): functional and structural neuroimaging; neurophysiological recordings in animals; electroencephalography (EEG); magnetoencephalography (MEG); brain stimulation techniques; studies of lesions and brain damage; as well as studies from patient and clinical populations. Finally, lectures and assessments will help students think, ask questions, and evaluate scientific evidence like a cognitive neuroscientist.
Pre-requisite: PSYC1017 and PSYC1016