CNS Curriculum

Students will have the opportunity to select from the following courses:

Psyc 501A Psychophysiology (Allen) Overview of the principles, theory, and applications of psychophysiological assessment. The course provides an introduction to theory and research in major areas of human psychophysiology with a particular emphasis on psychophysiological correlates and physiological substrates of cognition, affect, and psychopathology. This is normally taken in conjunction with Psyc 501B, Psychophysiology Laboratory.

Psyc 501B Psychophysiology Laboratory (Allen)

Psyc 502 Neuroanatomy (Nolte)

Psyc 504 Human Brain-Behavior Relationships (Kaszniak / Ryan) An introduction to basic topics in human neuropsychology for graduate students with interests in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. Some knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and cognitive psychology will be helpful. Emphasis is given to a critical overview of the methods and assumptions of clinical and cognitive neuropsychology, and a survey of clinical and laboratory research concerning diseases of, and damage to, the central nervous system affecting various cognitive and affective processes.

Psyc 506 Neural Encoding, Memory, Computation ( TBA)

Psyc 524 Gerontology (Barnes )

Psyc 526 Advanced Human Memory (Glisky / Ryan / Nadel) A cognitive/neurobiological overview of human memory, focusing on different kinds of memory systems and processes. Evidence from cognitive, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, computational, and animal models and approaches will be presented.

Psyc 528 Cognitive Neuroscience (Ryan). A seminar course emphasizing relationships between cognitive theories and neural activity/neural damage, in the context of a topic that changes from year to year. The planned topic for Fall 2005 will include an introduction to the methods of functional magnetic resonance imaging (Ryan). In the Spring 2006 semester L. Nadel will cover the book he co-authored in 1978 with J. O'Keefe (The hippocampus as a cognitive map). The planned topic for Fall 2006 will be functions and subdivisions of prefrontal cortex in humans (Van Petten).

Psyc 529 Advanced Perception (Peterson / Bedford) An overview of the major issues in the study of visual perception, visual cognition, and attention. Discussion of both classic and recent research, including psychophysical, physiological and modeling approaches where relevant. A writing emphasis course.

Psyc 530 Neural Bases of Language. (Lai) Courses with this name are often devoted to language deficits after damage to various brain structures. Because the University of Arizona's Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences offers good courses on aphasia, this course takes a broader approach that focuses on relationships between language abilities and other aspects of cognition in the normal brain. Starting in Fall 2018, the course will focus on electrophysiological (ERP and MEG) studies of language processing, including phonology, syntax, and semantics.

Psyc 532 Psychology of Language (Nicol)

Psyc 536 Visual Cognition (Peterson) A rotating topics seminar, focusing on special topics currently generating interest in the areas of visual perception, visual cognition, and/or attention. The discussion and exchange of scholarly information in a small group setting, papers and student presentations.

Psyc 541 Language Acquisition (Gerken) This course focuses on data and theories concerning the logical problem of language development, including phonology, syntax and the lexicon. The data we consider have been collected using a variety of methods and generally come from infants to three-year-olds. Some background in basic linguistic terminology and concepts is assumed.

Psyc 542 Topics in Psycholinguistics (Lai) This seminar introduces students to a diverse array of theoretical and empirical issues in language and cognition. Students will learn how electrophysiological and magnetic techniques can be used to address issues related to language, how to find relevant journal publications and critically evaluate the results, and how to develop and design their own experiments.

Psyc 547 Value, Preference and Choice (Daniel)

Psyc 551 Philosophy & Psychology (Pragmatics) (Garrett / Harnish) Reviews recent experimental work on pragmatics, and relates it to current models of speech production and comprehension. For the purposes of the course, pragmatics is construed as the theory of language use in relation to language structure and context of utterance. Approaches based on formal models, behavioral studies, neuropathologies, electrophysiology and brain imaging are represented in the materials reviewed

Psyc 559 Adult Development & Aging (Glisky)

Psyc 576 Environmental Cognition (Daniel)

Psyc 578 Sleep and Sleep Disorders. (Bootzin) Topics include the phylogeny and ontogeny of sleep, sleep-wake circadian rhythms, sleep deprivation, sleep and cognition, the neurobiology of sleep, hypnogogic imagery, dreams and nightmares, and the assessment, etiology, and treatment of sleep disorders including insomnia, violence during sleep, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and sleep disturbances caused by medical disorders.

Psyc 596f Cognitive Development  (Gomez) Investigation of research and ideas across a range of areas in cognitive development, including perception, memory, language, and problem solving.

Psyc 596f Emotion & Cognition (Kaszniak)

Psyc 596f Language processing (seminar) (Bever)

Psyc 596f Perception (seminar) (Bedford / Peterson)

Psyc 696f Linguistic Applications & Theory (seminar) (Piatelli-Palmerini / Bever)

TBA Core course in Cognitive Psychology (Team)

TBA Judgement & Decision Making (Sanfey)