2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 344 - Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

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SP. This course explores the rapidly expanding knowledge of “higher level” brain function and clinical applications of this knowledge. Specific topics include the relationship of higher cortical function to attention mechanisms, complex visual experience, amnesia syndromes, language and reading disorders, hemisphere specialization, decision making and “executive function,” problem solving, consciousness, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other bio-behavioral disorders (e.g., Tourette’s syndrome). Class discussions and readings also focus on our understanding of consciousness and personal responsibility in light of this research. The course includes an introduction to the work of clinical neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists, as well as the latest in brain scanning technology by way of clinical case studies and possibly through off-campus experiences. There is no separate laboratory for this course. Prerequisites: PSYC 151 and biology core or permission of the instructor. Recommended: junior or senior status.



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