BEHN 635 - Comparative Cognitive Neuroscience

Credit hours: 1.5
Course directors: S. Mitchell
Next offered: Spring 2017

Students who complete this course will be familiar with the basic cognitive processes that have been studied using human and non-human subjects: attention, memory, executive function, and decision-making, as well as the influence of emotion on these processes. They will be able to critically compare the experimental models used to study these processes across a variety of species and understand the inherent limitations of the different measurement techniques.  Students will be able to describe the basic neurobiological characteristics of the various cognitive processes and their modulation by emotional affect. Students will also be able to evaluate the basic theoretical models of these cognitive processes in the context of data from behavioral and neuroscience research.