Human Memory (Psy 243).
Memory is fundamental to all aspects of learning and behavior in all animal species. However, the study of human memory presents a special case because humans use language. Language provides a unique mechanism for encoding and retrieving memories, but language also biases memory. This course is an overview of classic theories and current research in human learning and memory.
Cross-listed: Mind, Brain, & Behavior
Psychophysiology (Psy 324)
Psychophysiology is the field of study correlating cognitive, emotional, and behavioral phenomena to physiological responses. A variety of response systems will be covered in this course, including heart rate, skin conductance, muscle activity (electromyography), changes in pupil diameter, and eye gaze. Special attention will be devoted to measures of brain activity, including electroencephalography, event-related potentials, functional magnetic resonance imaging, optical imaging, and magnetoencephalography. These types of psychophysical measures are widely used in studies of psychopathology, cognition, emotion, health, and social psychology. In addition, psychophysiological measures have been used for biofeedback, neurofeedback, and gaming applications.
Cognitive Psychology: Advanced Methodologies (Psy Cog)
This course provides opportunities for research experience in studies of language comprehension. You will work with participants, analyze data, review recently published empirical papers, and improve your academic writing skills. Independent research projects often span two consecutive semesters.
Recently offered Cognitive Courses:
* Introduction to Psychological Science
* Human Memory
* Cognitive Psychology
* Grounded Cognition
* Brain & Language
* Cognitive Psychophysiology
o Psychophysiology lab field trip photos
* Intergenerational Seminar: The Thinking Life: Cognition over the Lifetime
o Picture with the group