Courses & Registration

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found on the SIS website.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Introduction to Computational Cognitive Science Lab
AS.050.212 (01)

This course is a hands-on lab supplement for Introduction to Computational Cognitive Science. While this lab is optional, it is highly recommended to students with less extensive computational and mathematical experience.

  • Credits: 0.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:15PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Najoung
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 27/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Language and Mind
AS.050.102 (01)

Introductory course dealing with theory, methods, and current research topics in the study of language as a component of the mind. What it is to "know" a language: components of linguistic knowledge (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and the course of language acquisition. How linguistic knowledge is put to use: language and the brain and linguistic processing in various domains.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 58/125
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY

Introduction to Cognitive Neuropsychology
AS.050.105 (01)

When the brain is damaged or fails to develop normally, even the most basic cognitive abilities (such as the ability to understand words, or perceive objects) may be disrupted, often in remarkable ways. This course explores a wide range of cognitive deficits, focusing on what these deficits can tell us about how the normal brain works. Topics include brain anatomy and causes of brain damage, reading and spelling deficits, unilateral spatial neglect, hemispheric disconnection, cortical plasticity, and visual perception of location and orientation. Students read primary sources: journal articles that report deficits and discuss their implications.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room: Remsen Hall 101
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/125
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Decoding the Brain: Multivariate Analysis in Cognitive Neuroscience
AS.050.346 (01)

Neural decoding through Machine Learning has become an ever-important tool for neuroscientists to understand how the brain processes information. This course introduces students to this exciting field with seminar-style lectures and hands-on practice sessions. The course will be organized around a number of corner-stone applications of neural decoding in Cognitive Neuroscience, topics include face recognition, concept knowledge representation, and bridging language model and the brain. In the practice sessions, students will learn to analyze actual neuroimaging data and replicate the published findings with off-the-shelf software. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the basic methods of neural decoding, and acquire hands-on experience of data analysis. Prior programming knowledge is not required and programming skill per se is not part of the evaluation, yet students are expected to familiarize themselves with the scripting interface and understand the basics through the practice sessions. If an interested student has taken a statistics course comparable to one of the listed prerequisite courses, contact the instructor and include the course number and description.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Tao, Yuan
  • Room: Krieger 307
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/17
  • PosTag(s): COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-COMPCG

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
AS.050.332 (01)

In-depth examination of the current literature on cognitive development in the context of developmental cognitive neuroscience. Please see course prerequisites. Meets with AS.050.632.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO, BEHB-BIOBEH, NEUR-CG

Language Acquisition
AS.050.348 (01)

This course provides an introduction to the fields of first and second language acquisition by looking at questions such as the following: Can the grammar of a native language be learned solely on the basis of noticing statistical correlations among words? How does native language acquisition explain — or is explained by — the universal properties, shared by all languages, of words and grammars? How does being exposed to multiple languages from birth affect language acquisition and what happens when a child is not exposed to any language early in life? Does the same cognitive mechanism guide language learning in children and adults? What factors account for individual differences in ease and ultimate attainment when a second language is learned later in life? Is it possible to become indistinguishable from a native speaker in a foreign language? What changes take place in the brain when a new language is learned? Also offered as AS.050.648.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY

Bilingualism
AS.050.206 (01)

Do children get confused when they grow up exposed to more than one language? Is it possible to forget one’s native language? Are the first and second language processed in different areas of the brain? How does brain damage impact the different languages of a polyglot? Does knowing a second language affect non-linguistic cognitive processing? This course will address questions such as these through an exploration of mental and neural processes underlying bilingual and multilingual language processing.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/29
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-LING

Decoding the Brain: Multivariate Analysis in Cognitive Neuroscience
AS.050.346 (02)

Neural decoding through Machine Learning has become an ever-important tool for neuroscientists to understand how the brain processes information. This course introduces students to this exciting field with seminar-style lectures and hands-on practice sessions. The course will be organized around a number of corner-stone applications of neural decoding in Cognitive Neuroscience, topics include face recognition, concept knowledge representation, and bridging language model and the brain. In the practice sessions, students will learn to analyze actual neuroimaging data and replicate the published findings with off-the-shelf software. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the basic methods of neural decoding, and acquire hands-on experience of data analysis. Prior programming knowledge is not required and programming skill per se is not part of the evaluation, yet students are expected to familiarize themselves with the scripting interface and understand the basics through the practice sessions. If an interested student has taken a statistics course comparable to one of the listed prerequisite courses, contact the instructor and include the course number and description.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Tao, Yuan
  • Room: Krieger 307
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/17
  • PosTag(s): COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-COMPCG

Introduction to Computational Cognitive Science
AS.050.202 (01)

How does the mind work? Cognitive science addresses this question from a multidiscliplinary perspective, drawing upon methods and ideas from psychology, neurophysiology, neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science. Within this framework, computational cognitive science has two related goals. The first is to create computational models of human cognition, computer programs that simulate certain aspects of the mind. The second is to understand how to produce intelligent behavior in machines, taking cues from humans. The computational frameworks we will discuss include symbolic structured representations, probabilistic inference and artificial neural networks, as applied to concept learning, language and vision. While this class does not have formal prerequisites, some programming experience (e.g., AS 250.205 Introduction to Computing or equivalent) and mathematical preparation (e.g., AS.110.107 Calculus II or equivalent) are essential. An optional, hands-on lab (AS.050.212) is offered to supplement this course. It is highly recommended that students with less extensive computational and mathematical experience register for this lab.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/50
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COMPCG

Computational Psycholinguistics
AS.050.360 (01)

How do we understand and produce sentences in a language we speak? How do we acquire the knowledge that underlies this ability? Computational psycholinguistics seeks to address these questions using a combination of two approaches: computational models, which aim to replicate the processes that take place in the human mind; and human experiments, which are designed to test those models. The perspective we will take in this class is that the models and experimental paradigms do not only advance our understanding of the cognitive science, but can also help us advance artificial intelligence and language technologies. While computational psycholinguistics spans all levels of linguistic structure, from speech to discourse, our focus in this class will be at the level of the sentence (syntax and semantics). The course will assume familiarity with programming and computational modeling frameworks in cognitive science, as covered by Introduction to Computational Cognitive Science or equivalent. Also offered as AS.050.660. An optional, hands-on lab (AS.050.361) is offered to supplement this course. It is highly recommended that students with less extensive computational and mathematical experience register for this lab.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-LING, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Introduction to Music Cognition
AS.376.371 (01)

What underlies our aesthetic response to music? How and why are we able to identify certain sounds as music? To what extent are music and natural language similar? What is it about music that evokes such powerful emotions such as happiness and sadness? What is unique to musical creativity? Examining such questions from cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophical perspectives, this course explores relevant research and theory in the emerging domain of music perception and cognition. Students will complete a final research paper on the topic of their choice that integrates the course material.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Instructor: Lopez-Gonzalez, Monica
  • Room: Mattin Center 101
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

Computational Psycholinguistics Lab
AS.050.361 (01)

This course is an optional hands-on lab supplement for Computational Psycholinguistics. While this lab is optional, it is highly recommended to students with less extensive computational and mathematical experience.

  • Credits: 0.50
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 3:45PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: McCoy, Richard Thomas
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.050.212 (01)Introduction to Computational Cognitive Science LabF 2:15PM - 3:30PMKim, NajoungKrieger 111
AS.050.102 (01)Language and MindMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMWilson, ColinGilman 50COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY
AS.050.105 (01)Introduction to Cognitive NeuropsychologyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMcCloskey, Michael ERemsen Hall 101COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.346 (01)Decoding the Brain: Multivariate Analysis in Cognitive NeuroscienceM 3:00PM - 5:30PMTao, YuanKrieger 307COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-COMPCG
AS.050.332 (01)Developmental Cognitive NeuroscienceMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMLandau, BarbaraKrieger 134ACOGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO, BEHB-BIOBEH, NEUR-CG
AS.050.348 (01)Language AcquisitionTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 111COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY
AS.050.206 (01)BilingualismTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 111COGS-COGPSY, COGS-LING
AS.050.346 (02)Decoding the Brain: Multivariate Analysis in Cognitive NeuroscienceT 3:00PM - 5:30PMTao, YuanKrieger 307COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-COMPCG
AS.050.202 (01)Introduction to Computational Cognitive ScienceTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMLinzen, TalKrieger 111COGS-COMPCG
AS.050.360 (01)Computational PsycholinguisticsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLinzen, TalKrieger 134ACOGS-COGPSY, COGS-LING, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.376.371 (01)Introduction to Music CognitionT 9:00AM - 11:30AMLopez-Gonzalez, MonicaMattin Center 101COGS-COGPSY
AS.050.361 (01)Computational Psycholinguistics LabF 3:45PM - 5:00PMMcCoy, Richard ThomasKrieger 134A

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (08)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (07)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (09)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Visual Cognition
AS.050.116 (01)

How do humans make sense of the visual world around them? This course will provide an introductory survey of current research, methods, and theories in visual cognition. We will draw upon topics in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology, and artificial intelligence.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Isik, Leyla
  • Room: Krieger 170
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/55
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-COMPCG, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (01)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (02)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (03)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (04)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (05)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (06)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Cognitive Neuropsychology of Visual Perception: The Malfunctioning Visual Brain
AS.050.315 (01)

When we think about our ability to see, we tend to think about our eyes, but in fact vision happens mostly in the brain. This course explores the remarkable perceptual deficits that occur when the visual regions of the brain are damaged or fail to develop normally, focusing on what these perceptual malfunctions tell us about normal visual perception. Topics include visual system anatomy and physiology; functional specialization in the lower visual system as revealed by cerebral achromatopsia (color blindness resulting from brain damage) and akinetopsia (impaired motion perception); cortical plasticity in the visual system; spatial deficits in perception and action; and the implications of high-level visual deficits, including prosopagnosia (impaired face recognition), Charles Bonnet syndrome (complex visual hallucinations in blind areas of the visual field), blindsight (accurate responding to visual stimuli despite apparent inability to see them), and aphantasia (lack of visual imagery).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/50
  • PosTag(s): COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG

Neuroscience: Cognitive
AS.050.203 (10)

This course surveys theory and research concerning how mental processes are carried out by the human brain. Currently a wide range of methods of probing the functioning brain are yielding insights into the nature of the relation between mental and neural events. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of both the physiological bases of the techniques and the issues involved in relating measures of brain activity to cognitive functioning. Methods surveyed include electrophysiological recording techniques such as EEG, ERP, single/multiple unit recording and MEG; functional imaging techniques such as PET and fMRI; and methods that involve lesioning or disrupting neural activity such as cortical stimulation, animal lesion studies, and the study of brain-damaged individuals. It’s strongly recommended that students have background in one of the following courses: AS.050.101 OR AS.050.105 OR AS.200.141.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Syntax I
AS.050.320 (01)

Introduces the basic methods and means of analysis used in contemporary syntax investigations, practicing with data from different languages. Also offered as AS.050.620.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING

Language & Thought
AS.050.358 (01)

Have you ever wondered about the relationships between language and thought? Philosophers, linguists, psychologists, evolutionary theorists and cognitive scientists have too and this course will survey the current thinking on this matter. Classical papers such as those by Whorf and Sapir, more recent philosophical papers by people such as Fodor and Dennett, and recent empirical work by linguists and psycholingists on the relationship between language and thinking in development and in adults will be covered. Discussions will focus on the theoretically possible relationships between language and thought and the empirical data that speak to these. Juniors and seniors only. Freshmen and sophomores by permission of instructor only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY

Topics in Music Cognition
AS.376.372 (01)

This course explores the similarities and differences between music and language, the effects of musical training on cognitive development, and the expressive power of music, with an introduction to music and its role in film. We will read relevant research and theory on these topics from cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, musicology, and philosophical perspectives.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 9:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Instructor: Lopez-Gonzalez, Monica
  • Room: Mattin Center 101
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

Second Language Acquisition
AS.050.349 (01)

First language acquisition is natural and seemingly effortless. The situation is reversed when one tries to learn another language. This course discusses in what ways first and second language acquisition (SLA) differ and how individual differences of the learners as well as external factors contribute to the variability observed in rates and ultimate proficiency of second language learning in children and adults. We will discuss such topics as Universal Grammar access in early and late SLA, first language influence, critical periods, possibility of native-like attainment, and language attrition.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 300
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY

Practicum in Language Disorders-Community Based Learning
AS.050.318 (01)

This course provides the opportunity to learn about adult aphasias, language disorders which are one of the most common consequences of stroke. You will receive training in supportive communication techniques and work as a communication partner with an individual with aphasia for two hours per week. Three class meetings for orientation and reading assignments will be held on campus; training and practicum will be conducted at a local aphasia support center. Independent mode of transportation required. Co-listed as AS.080.400 in Neuroscience. Find out more about the practicum site at https://www.leagueforpeople.org/scale.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 1/3
  • PosTag(s): CSC-CE

Cognitive Development
AS.050.339 (01)

This is a survey course in developmental psychology designed for individuals with some basic background in psychology or cognitive science, but little or none in development. The course is strongly theoretically oriented, with emphasis on issues of nature, and development psychology as well as relevant empirical evidence. The principle focus will be early development, i.e., from conception through middle childhood. The course is organized topically, covering biological and prenatal development, perceptual and cognitive development, the nature and development of intelligence, and language learning.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 300
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Foundations of Cognitive Science
AS.050.326 (01)

This course explores general issues and methodologies in cognitive science through the reading of classic works (from Plato and Kant through Skinner and Turing) and recent research articles to begin construction of a coherent picture of many seemingly divergent perspectives on the mind/brain. Recent brain-based computational models serve to focus discussion. Also offered as AS.050.626.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, COGS-COMPCG, COGS-PHLMND

Mathematical Models of Language
AS.050.370 (01)

This course will be devoted to the study of formal systems that have proven useful in the cognitive science of language. We will discuss a wide range of mathematical structures and techniques and demonstrate their applications in theories of grammatical competence and performance. A major goal of this course is bringing students to a point where they can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of existing formal theories of cognitive capacities, as well as profitably engage in such formalization, constructing precise and coherent definitions and rigorous proofs. Also offered as AS.050.670.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING, COGS-COMPCG

Bayesian Inference
AS.050.371 (01)

This course introduces techniques for computational modeling of aspects of human cognition, including perception, categorization, and induction. Possible topics include maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference, structured statistical models (including hierarchical and graphical models), nonparametric models. The course emphasizes the close connections among data analysis, theory development, and modeling, with examples drawn from language and vision. Also offered as AS.050.671.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, COGS-COMPCG

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.050.203 (08)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (07)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (09)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.116 (01)Visual CognitionMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMIsik, LeylaKrieger 170COGS-COGPSY, COGS-COMPCG, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (01)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (02)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (03)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (04)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (05)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (06)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.315 (01)Cognitive Neuropsychology of Visual Perception: The Malfunctioning Visual BrainTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMcCloskey, Michael EMergenthaler 111COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, NEUR-CG
AS.050.203 (10)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda CShaffer 3COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.320 (01)Syntax ITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLegendre, GeraldineKrieger 111COGS-LING
AS.050.358 (01)Language & ThoughtW 1:30PM - 4:00PMLandau, BarbaraKrieger 134ACOGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY
AS.376.372 (01)Topics in Music CognitionT 9:00AM - 11:30AMLopez-Gonzalez, MonicaMattin Center 101COGS-COGPSY
AS.050.349 (01)Second Language AcquisitionTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 300COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY
AS.050.318 (01)Practicum in Language Disorders-Community Based LearningRapp, Brenda C CSC-CE
AS.050.339 (01)Cognitive DevelopmentTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 300BEHB-BIOBEH, COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.326 (01)Foundations of Cognitive ScienceMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMSmolensky, PaulKrieger 134ANEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, COGS-COMPCG, COGS-PHLMND
AS.050.370 (01)Mathematical Models of LanguageMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMRawlins, KyleKrieger 134ACOGS-LING, COGS-COMPCG
AS.050.371 (01)Bayesian InferenceTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWilson, ColinKrieger 111NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP, COGS-COMPCG