This course surveys current knowledge about the neural underpinnings of cognitive functions such as attention, language, memory, learning, and decision making. Cognitive neuroscience is a young field where many questions are yet unanswered. Students will learn to extract overarching principles of cognitive function and neural organization, and to effectively address questions about the neural substrates of high-level human behaviors using current neuroscientific methods and clever experimental design. Precepts will discuss primary literature pertaining to topics covered in class with an emphasis on critical reading of the literature.

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