Cognitive Neuroscience

BiS 41.451 Cognitive Neuroscience Fall 2014

Prof. Jaeseung Jeong Class: E-16-Rm215

jsjeong@kaist.ac.kr (TEL: (042) 350-4319)

 

Synopsis

This course is intended for senior undergraduate students in the Bio and Brain Engineering department with an interest and some background knowledge in Neuroscience. Cognitive Neuroscience is a field to aims at understanding fundamental neurobiology underlying the cognitive functions including perception, attention, learning and memory, emotion, decision-making, language, and consciousness.  This class provides the students with basics of congitive neuroscience. First, it introduces Hemispheric Specialization, Sensation and Perception, and Object Recognition. Then, we study higher cognitive functions, such as Attention, Control of Action, Memory, Emotion, Language, Cognitive Control, Social Cognition, Consciousness, Free Will, and the Law. A Brief History of Cognitive Neuroscience and Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience will be briefly discussed during the class as well.

 

Credit 3 units (3:0:3)

Grading

1. Mid-term Exam 40%

2. Final Exam 40%

2. Class Participation 20%

 

Office Hours Monday, Thursday 4:00-6:00 pm (appointment-based)

 

TA: 윤상섭 (yoonsangsup@gmail.com), 이정민 (jmlee.812@gmail.com)

김평수 (kimvudtn@gmail.com)

(TA Office: ChungMoonSoul Building 405, 407)

Textbook

 

 

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind

Fourth Edition (HardcoverISBN 978-0-393-91348-4)

Authors: Michael Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, George R. Mangun

Lecture Schedule

Week

Date

Topic

Article

1

9.1

Class Orientation

Syllabus

 

9.3

Brief introduction to

Cognitive Neuroscience

Chapter 1, 2, 3

2

9.8

No Class (추석)

-

 

9.10

No class (추석)

-

3

9.15

Hemispheric Specialization

Chapter 4

 

9.17

Hemispheric Specialization

Chapter 4

4

9.22

Sensation and Perception

Chapter 5

 

9.24

Sensation and Perception

Chapter 5

5

9.29

Object Recognition

Chapter 6

 

10.1

Object Recognition

Chapter 6

6

10.6

Attention

Chapter 7

 

10.8

Attention

Chapter 7

7

10.13

Control of Action

Chapter 8

 

10.15

No class (Conference)

 

8

 

Mid-term Exam

Chapter 4-8

9

10.27

Control of Action

Chapter 8

 

10.29

Control of Action

Chapter 8

10

11.3

Learning and Memory

Chapter 9

 

11.5

Learning and Memory

Chapter 9

11

11.10

Emotion

Chapter 10

 

11.12

Emotion

Chapter 10

12

11.17/11.19

No class (Conference)

-

 

11.11

Language

Make-up Class (2 hours)

Chapter 11

13

11.24

Cognitive Control

Chapter 12

 

11.26

Cognitive Control

Chapter 12

14

12.1

Social Cognition

Chapter 13

 

12.3

Social Cognition

Chapter 13

15

12.8

Consciousness, Free Will,

and the Law

Chapter 14

 

12.10

Consciousness, Free Will,

and the Law

Chapter 14

16

12.15

Final Exam

Chapter 8-14