Psychology, Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience Minor 

Required courses (6 credits)

  • 830:484 Physiological Psychology (3)
  • 830:411 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (3)

 

Electives (12 credits)

 

Psychology

  • 830:330 Psychology of Learning (3)
  • 830:346 Psychology of Language (3)
  • 830:409 Special topics in Psychology: Neuropsychology of Sex (3)
  • 830:409 Special topics in Psychology: Neuroscience of Decision-making (writing intensive)
  • 830:412 Neuroscience of Decision-making (3)
  • 830:487 Pain and Pleasure (3)
  • 830:489 Special Issues in Psychology: Drugs and the Brain (writing intensive)
  • 830:489 Special Issues in Psychology: Neuropsychology (3)
  • 830:496 Emotional Brain (3)
  • 830:512** Neuroimaging Methods and Theory (3)

 

Philosophy

  • 730:380 Philosophy of Psychology (3)
  • 730:385 Special Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy of Neuroscience (3)
  • 730:472 Mind and metaphysics (3)

 

Linguistics

  • 615:322 Language Acquisition (3)

 

**permission of instructor required

 

Students can apply a maximum of 6 research credits toward the minor elective requirement, if they are earned under the supervision of one of the Cognitive Neuroscience faculty members, using one of the following: 1) Research in Psychology (21:830:491/492); 2) Individual study in Psychology (21:830:493/494) 3) Honors thesis (21:830:497/499) 

 

Please note the following:

 

A Cognitive Neuroscience faculty member must review requirements for the minor and sign the Declaration of Minor form.

An overall GPA of at least 3.0 is required to enroll in the minor.  To earn the minor, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 within the minor.  Any course grades below C will not count toward the minor.

 

For Psychology majors: courses earned toward the Cognitive Neuroscience minor will not count toward the Psychology major.  The only exception to this rule is Psychology 484 (Physiological Psychology).  Physiological Psych is the only course that can count toward both the Psychology major and the Cognitive Neuroscience minor requirements.  It "double counts" whereas all other courses can fulfill only Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience requirements but not both.  A student taking Physiological Psychology can use it to fulfill the Psychology area requirement and also use it to fulfill the Cognitive Neuroscience requirement.  

 

Cognitive Neuroscience Advising Faculty

 

Mauricio Delgado, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise: Cognitive Neuroscience

Courses to be taught: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuroscience of Decision-making; Emotional Brain

 

William Graves, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise: Cognitive Neuroscience

Courses to be taught: Psychology of Language; Special Issues in Psychology- Neuropsychology

 

Stephen José Hanson, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise: Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience 

Courses to be taught: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuroimaging Methods and Theory: from Image to Inference

 

Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise: Behavioral Neuroscience

Courses to be taught: Physiological Psychology; Pain and Pleasure; Neuropsychology of Sex

 

Michael Shiflett, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise: Behavioral Neuroscience

Courses to be taught: Physiological Psychology; Special Problems in Psychology- Drugs and the Brain 

 

Elizabeth Tricomi, Ph.D.

Area of Expertise: Cognitive Neuroscience

Courses to be taught: Psychology of Learning; Special Problems in Psychology- Contemporary Methods in Neuroscience Research