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  • September 8 2010 Neuroscience 3680 Cognitive Neuroscience Matthew Tata Fall 2011
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  • Techniques of Cognitive Neuroscience Some functional anatomy Vision Attention Memory Language and Music Executive Control Consciousness Foundations The Brain in Action The Plan
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  • Cognitive Neuroscience, Second or Third Edition by Gazzaniga, Ivry and Mangun Consider Scholarpedia as alternative to Wikipedia Review articles in Trends in Neuroscience, Trends in Cognitive Science and Nature Reviews Neuroscience Brain Voyager Tutor: www.brainvoyager.com/BrainTutor.html Textbook and Other Resources
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  • www.uleth.ca -> Class Web Sites -> Neuroscience -> NEUR 3680 click on A www.uleth.ca Course outline will be available here Lecture slides will be available here Website
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  • Class Participation10% Mid-Term 1 20%Tentatively Oct 5; date to be adjusted slightly Mid-Term 2 20%Tentatively Nov 2; date to be adjusted slightly Final 25% TBA Project 25%December 9 Midterms will be in-class, location of final T.B.A. Evaluation
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  • Project will be a written research proposal describing a research question, a theory that potentially answers this question and an experiment to test that theorymore details in the coming weeks Evaluation
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  • Rounding will be by convention except when we decide otherwise! Grades
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  • Matts Office hours: immediately after class Email: matthew.tata@uleth.camatthew.tata@uleth.ca Rules: 1. No emailing the night before a test 2. You must try to answer your question on your own first before emailing metrust me Interaction
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  • TAs: Karla Ponjavic and Amanda McMullen Interaction
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  • Cognition = Representing, interpreting, using and storing information by the mind Neuroscience = the study of the nervous system What is Cognitive Neuroscience?
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  • Cognition = Representing, interpreting, using and storing information by the mind Neuroscience = the study of the nervous system Cognitive Neuroscience = the study of the neurobiology that [underlies creates is ]cognition What is Cognitive Neuroscience?
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  • Cognition = Representing, interpreting, using and storing information by the mind Neuroscience = the study of the nervous system Cognitive Neuroscience = the study of the neurobiology that [underlies creates is ]cognition So why isnt all Neuroscience Cognitive Neuroscience? What is Cognitive Neuroscience?
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  • Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience Perception (Mainly Vision) Attention Memory Language and Music Consciousness Topics we will (try) to cover
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  • How many of you have heard the statement that you only use 10% of your brain? Start Thinking Like a Neuroscientist...
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  • How many of you have heard the statement that you only use 10% of your brain? What do you suppose this means? Would that be a bad thing? Start Thinking Like a Neuroscientist...
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  • Does it refer to 10% of brain tissue or 10% of a more abstract functional capacity? If it refers to 10% of brain tissue, then which 10%!? Does it mean at any moment or ever in your life? If it means at any moment (and it were true), would it be a good thing to boost this number to 100%!? What does use mean? Start Thinking Like a Neuroscientist...
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  • Is the 10% myth true? More importantly, how could you go about testing this proposition? Start Thinking Like a Neuroscientist...