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PSYCH UA-25 - Lecture 1 - What Is Cognitive Neuroscience?
Textbook: Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience 1st Edition Wiley Press; Postle (2015)
Don’t need to bring textbooks every class; e-text and e-book available at wiley.com
Grading: Adjusted to average of the top 3 scorers in the class. No grades will be curved down.
Best 2 of 3 quizzes: 25% each (50% total) non-cumulative
Recitation Participation: 5%
Attend almost all recitations = 3 points. Participate regularly = 5 points.
Literature Critique: 15%
Final: 30% Cumulative.
Quizzes: composed of three parts: 1. multiple choice; 2. short identiﬁcation; 3. one essay
There will be a choice for both the identiﬁcations and essays (ex. answer 1 of 2 essays)
Final: similar in structure to the quizzes, but cumulative.
Literature critique: Must review two articles that address a common topic, but use two different
methods (ex. patient study and functional imaging study; single cell recording and patient
study). The paper will be a max of 3 pages. Discuss planned topic with instructor or TA weeks
prior to the due date. Check NYU Classes, resource section. Write about science. Pick a topic
that fascinated you, take a stance on what you believe. Empirical evidence to support thesis/
hypothesis. Due last couple days of class. APA formatted.
Recitation: Often the essays have to do with the articles discussed in recitation.Main point of
recitations is to introduce students to reading and criticizing empirical research papers.
Research requirements: 2 hours of experiments for this course. Or, write a paper. Look under
“Course Information” for links to important documentation. Do it early on. Sign up (?)
Learning and memory
Reward and Decision Making
What is CogNeu?
Integration of (at least) 4 disciplines:
1. Neurology: Function and pathology of the nervous system
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