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Cognitive Psychology (PSY 230)

Cognitive psychology is the study of internal mental processes. This course will examine the cognitive processes of perception, attention, memory, imagery, language, problem-solving, and decision-making. Many concepts in cognitive psychology are abstract and not easily understood for new students. As such, this course employs CogLab - an interactive online laboratory where you will run demonstrations of classical experiments and concepts from cognitive psychology. Fall 2008 Fall 2010 Fall 2012

Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 434)

Cognitive neuroscience is the study of the relation between the brain and the mind. This course will approach cognitive neuroscience by integrating coverage of brain imaging, computer modeling, patient studies, and animal research. We will investigate the domains of hemispheric lateralization, object recognition, spatial processing, attention, language, memory, emotion, and executive functions. The course concludes with an examination of how cognitive and neural processes change across the lifespan. Fall 2006 Spring 2007

Cognitive Aging (PSY 734)

This course examines theories of human cognitive aging and how these theories seek to explain age-group differences in various domains of adult cognitive functioning (such as episodic memory, prospective memory, language, emotion, judgment and decision making). We will also examine particular methodological challenges of cognitive-aging research and possible solutions. The course will conclude with an examination of age-related diseases (e.g., Alzheimer's disease), allowing a discussion of the extent to which these disease processes differ from those of healthy aging. Spring 2009 Fall 2012

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory (PSY 739)

Cognitive neuroscience is the study of the relationship between the brain and the mind. This course will focus specifically on the cognitive neuroscience of human memory. Importantly, memory is not a unitary faculty. Rather, it consists of multiple functional systems, each with its own processing characteristics and neurobiological substrates. This course will highlight recent research regarding the cognitive and neural architecture of working memory, episodic memory, semantic memory, false memory, and various forms of non-declarative memory. A strong emphasis will be placed on studies utilizing functional neuroimaging, neuropsychological investigations, and animal models. Spring 2008 Fall 2011

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Laboratory | CB 3270 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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