PSY493H1: Cognitive Neuroscience

Hours

36L

This is a capstone lecture course surveying research on how the mind arises from the brain. The first objective of the course is to understand how processes in human brains (ranging from the firing of a single neuron to the dynamics of billions) support cognitive abilities (such as recognizing a face, remembering a birthday from childhood, understanding the words in a spoken lecture, or planning a route home from class). The second objective of the course is to understand the methods of contemporary cognitive neuroscience research, to enable students to read primary literature and to understand ongoing debates.

Prerequisite
PSY201H1/ECO220Y1/EEB225H1/GGR270H1/POL222H1/SOC202H1/STA220H1/STA238H1/STA248H1/STA288H1/PSY201H5/STA215H5/STA220H5/PSYB07H3/STAB22H3/STAB23H3/STAB57H3, and PSY260H1/PSYB38H3 or PSY270H1/PSY270H5/PSYB57H3/COG250Y1 or PSY290H1/PSY290H5/PSYB64H3/HMB200H1/PSL300H1
Exclusion
PSYB55H3
Distribution Requirements
Science
Breadth Requirements
Living Things and Their Environment (4)