NACS642: Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Supplementary Readings Assignment
Thursday, Jan. 24 Introduction Marr (1982)
Kosslyn (1994)
Purves Ch. 1  
Tuesday, Jan. 29 Methods Purves Ch. 2
Tsao et al. (2008)
Purves Appendix
Zilles and Amunts (2010)
Loggia slides
Discovery of the Neuron
Anastasia Yendiki's DTI slides
Juliette Selb's NIRS slides
Quiz 1
Thursday, Jan. 31 Sensory processing Purves Ch. 3 p. 55-68 (visual); p. 94-100 (auditory)
Wandell et al. (2007) p. 1-5
Da Costa et al. (2011)
Tootell et al. (1988)
Polimeni et al. (2010)
Van Essen (1997)
Rajimehr & Tootell (2009)
 
Tuesday, Feb. 5 Perception - visual Purves p. 69-85
Lee & Nguyen (2001)
Murray et al. (2006)
Essen & Deyoe (1990)
Olshausen & Field (2005)
Carandini et al. (2005)
Quiz 2
Thursday, Feb. 7 Perception - auditory
MRI Lab visit
Purves p. 101-110
Zatorre (2005)
Rauschecker & Shannon (2002)
Bendor & Wang, 2005
Chait et al. 2006
Moss & Sinha, 2003
Litovsky, Goupell et al. 2012
 
Tuesday, Feb. 12 Face and Object Recognition Kanwisher (2000)
Tarr et al. (2000)
Freiwald et al. (2009)
Kanwisher et al. (1997)
Tsao et al. (2008)
Grill-Spector (2003)
Quiz 3
Thursday, Feb. 14 Ellen away - MEG & EEG lab visit in MMH 3416      
Tuesday, Feb. 19 Methods Comparison: EEG, MEG, and fMRI Kanwisher, Tong & Nakayama (1998)
Liu, Harris & Kanwisher (2002)
Itier & Taylor (2004)
Logothetis (2008)  
Thursday, Feb. 21 Dual-stream processing and object recognition Mishkin, Ungerleider & Macko 1983
Goodale & Milner (1992)
Valyear et al. (2006)
Hickok & Poeppel, 2007
Borst, Thompson & Kosslyn (2011)
 
Tuesday, Feb. 26 Classification Analyses Norman, Polyn, Detre & Haxby (2006)
Carlson et al. (2011)
Shibata et al. (2011)
Carp et al. (2011)
Kamitani & Tong (2005)
Polyn et al. (2005)
Haxby et al. (2001)
Mitchell et al. (2008)
 
Thursday, Feb. 28 Memory Overview Purves p. 242-277
Grill-Spector et al. (2006)
   
Tuesday, Mar. 5 Semantic memory Hauk, Johnsrude & Pulvermuller (2004)
Patterson, Nestor & Rogers (2007)
Simmons et al. (2010)
Purves p. 293-297 Quiz 4
Experiment scripts set up and ready to go
Thursday, Mar. 7 Hippocampus I Purves p. 280-293
Nadel & Moscovitch (1997)
Chadwick et al. (2010)
Corkin (2002): Update on HM
Davachi (2006)
Rissman, Greely, & Wagner (2010)
Rissman & Wagner (2012)
Tuesday Mar. 12 Hippocampus II Hassabis et al. 2007
Mullally et al. 2012
Quiroga 2012
  Quiz 5
Thursday Mar. 14 Short-term/working memory Purves p. 458-462
Nee et al. (2008)
Riggall et al. (2012)
Jonides et al. (2007)  
Tuesday Mar. 19
SPRING BREAK
Thursday Mar. 21
SPRING BREAK
Tuesday Mar. 26 Attention Purves p. 168-201
Hillyard et al. 1973 (optional)
Luck, Shapiro & Vogel 1996 (optional)
Hillyard & Picton, 1974
Hopf, Boehler et al., 2006
Hopf, Luck et al., 2006
Stevens et al., 2009
Quiz 6
Thursday Mar. 28 Attention Purves p. 206-223
Lakatos et al. 2008
Ding & Simon, 2012
Schroeder & Lakatos, 2009
Jensen et al., 2007
Fries, 2009
Makeig et al., 2004
Stefanics et al., 2010
Luo & Poeppel, 2007
VanRullen & Koch, 2003
 
Tuesday Apr. 2 Default mode network and connectivity Purves p. 223-231
Fox et al., 2005
Raichle 2010
Gusnard & Raichle, 2001
Quiz 7
Thursday Apr. 4 Awareness Purves p. 231-241
Garrido 2012
Carlson et al. 2007
Owen et al. 2006
Tamietto et al. 2012
Dehaene et al. 1998
 
Tuesday Apr. 9 Motor processing Purves p. 131-163
Serrien, Ivry & Swinnen (2006)
  Quiz 8
Thursday Apr. 11 Executive Functions Purves p. 430-463
Wallis, Anderson, & Miller (2001)
Lab data collected Quiz 9
Tuesday Apr. 16 Groups meet to work on data analysis      
Thursday Apr. 18 Emotion Purves p. 320-355
Pessoa (2008)
  Quiz 10
Tuesday Apr. 23 Language - Production Purves p. 393-414
Dronkers (1996)
Richardson, Fridriksson et al. (2012)
  Quiz 11
Thursday Apr. 25 Language - Perception Hickok & Poeppel (2007)
Bedny et al (2011)
Chang, Knight et al. (2010)
   
Tuesday Apr. 30 Language - Expectation Van Wassenhove (2005)
Kutas & Federmeier (2000)
Delong et al. (2005)
Lau, Phillips, & Poeppel (2008)
Bolger et al. 2008
Lab results distributed
Thursday May 2 Social Cognition Purves p. 360-391
Saxe & Powell (2006)
Redcay et al. 2010
  Quiz 12
Tuesday May 7 Dalai Lama Lecture - no class      
Thursday May 9 Discussion of lab results      
Wednesday, May 15
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