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Language and Advertising
AS.050.107 (01)

Advertising pervades our culture; interactions with advertising are an unavoidable fact of modern life. This class uses tools from linguistics and cognitive science to analyze these interactions, and understand the impact of advertising on its viewers. A central theme is to treat ads as communicative acts, and explore the consequences -- what can theories of communication (from linguistics, psychology, and philosophy) tell us about ads? How do ads use central features of human cognition to accomplish their aims? Do ads manipulate, and if so, how successfully? The theories of communication we explore include Gricean pragmatics, theories of speech acts, linguistic theories of presuppositions, and more. Students will collect, analyze, and discuss advertisements in all mediums.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/45
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/25
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/25
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/25
  • 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
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 25/25
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/25
  • 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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

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
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 25/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/25
  • 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. Additional information can be found on the Department of Neuroscience's website: http://krieger.jhu.edu/neuroscience/academics/practicums/practicum-in-language-disorders. Interested students should contact the instructor. Find out more about the practicum site at https://www.leagueforpeople.org/scale.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 1/4
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Phonology I
AS.050.325 (01)

An introduction to the basic principles underlying the mental representation and manipulation of language sounds and their relation to human perception and vocal articulation: how units of sound are both decomposable into elementary features and combined to form larger structures like syllables and words. The role of rules and constraints in a formal theory of phonological competence and in accounting for the range of variation among the world’s languages. Also offered as AS.050.625.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/40
  • PosTag(s): COGS-LING, BEHB-SOCSCI

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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/50
  • PosTag(s): COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, BEHB-SOCSCI, NEUR-CG, BEHB-BIOBEH

Computational Psycholinguistics
AS.050.360 (01)

This course is an introduction to the study of human language comprehension and acquisition from a computational perspective. We will cover both major empirical findings and computational models that aim to account for these findings. The course will not assume significant prior knowledge in psycholinguistics or computational linguistics; however, some programming background is desirable. Also offered as AS.050.660.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COMPCG, COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY, BEHB-BIOBEH

Foundations of Neural Network Theory
AS.050.372 (01)

Introduction to continuous mathematics for cognitive science, with applications to biological and cognitive network models: real and complex numbers, differential and integral multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, dynamical systems, numerical optimization. Also offered as AS.050.672.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP

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
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.050.107 (01)Language and AdvertisingMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMRawlins, KyleKrieger 111COGS-LING
AS.050.203 (06)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C, Tao, YuanMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (01)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C, Tao, YuanMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (07)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Li, Shi Pui, Rapp, Brenda CMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (09)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Litovsky, Celia P, Rapp, Brenda CMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (08)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Neophytou, Kyriaki, Rapp, Brenda CMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (05)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C, StaffMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (02)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Li, Shi Pui, Rapp, Brenda CMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (03)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Neophytou, Kyriaki, Rapp, Brenda CMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.050.203 (10)Neuroscience: CognitiveT 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C, StaffMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO
AS.376.372 (01)Topics in Music CognitionTh 1:30PM - 3:50PMLopez-Gonzalez, MonicaShaffer 202COGS-COGPSY
AS.050.320 (01)Syntax ITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLegendre, GeraldineKrieger 111COGS-LING
AS.050.206 (01)BilingualismT 3:00PM - 5:30PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 111COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY
AS.050.318 (01)Practicum in Language Disorders-Community Based LearningRapp, Brenda C 
AS.050.325 (01)Phonology IMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMWilson, ColinKrieger 111COGS-LING, BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.050.315 (01)Cognitive Neuropsychology of Visual Perception: The Malfunctioning Visual BrainTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMcCloskey, Michael EAmes 234COGS-NEURO, COGS-COGPSY, BEHB-SOCSCI, NEUR-CG, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.050.360 (01)Computational PsycholinguisticsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMLinzen, TalKrieger 111COGS-COMPCG, COGS-LING, COGS-COGPSY, BEHB-BIOBEH
AS.050.372 (01)Foundations of Neural Network TheoryMWF 3:00PM - 4:15PMSmolensky, PaulKrieger 134ACOGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CG, NEUR-CP
AS.050.203 (04)Neuroscience: CognitiveTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBonner, Michael, Litovsky, Celia P, Rapp, Brenda CMudd 26COGS-COGPSY, COGS-NEURO