NACS642: Cognitive Neuroscience

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Date Topic Readings Supplementary Readings Assignment
Tuesday, Jan. 27 Introduction Marr (1982)
Kosslyn (1994)
Purves Ch. 1  
Thursday, Jan. 29 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. 3 Methods I - when Purves Ch. 2 p. 2-38
Luck, p. 21-34 (on ELMS -> Files)
Purves Appendix
Discovery of the Neuron
Juliette Selb's NIRS slides
Quiz 1 (Purves)
Thursday, Feb. 5 Methods II - where Purves Ch. 2 p. 39-51
Logothetis (2008)

Zilles and Amunts (2010)
Loggia slides
Anastasia Yendiki's DTI slides
Tsao et al. (2008)
 
Tuesday, Feb. 10 Perception - visual Purves Ch. 2 p. 69-85
Thorpe et al. (1996)
Murray et al. (2006)
Lee & Nguyen (2001)
Essen & Deyoe (1990)
Olshausen & Field (2005)
Carandini et al. (2005)
Quiz 2 (Purves)
Thursday, Feb. 12 Auditory Perception + MEG lab visit Purves p. 101-110
Bendor & Wang, 2005
Zatorre (2005)
Chait et al. 2006
Bendixen, Schroger & Winkler (2009)
Rauschecker & Shannon (2002)
Litovsky, Goupell et al. 2012
 
Tuesday, Feb. 17 MRI lab visit + Speech Perception Chang, Knight et al. (2010)   Quiz 3 (Purves)
Thursday, Feb. 19 Matti Hamalainen: MEG roundtable      
Tuesday, Feb. 24 Face Recognition Kanwisher (2000)
Tarr et al. (2000)
Freiwald et al. (2009)
Kanwisher et al. (1997)
Tsao et al. (2008)
Grill-Spector (2003)
Kanwisher, Tong & Nakayama (1998)
Liu, Harris & Kanwisher (2002)
Itier & Taylor (2004)
Debate: Kanwisher vs. Tarr
Thursday, Feb. 26
Tuesday Mar. 3 Object Recognition - Reading McCandliss, Cohen, & Dehaene (2003)
Dehaene & Cohen (2007)
Price & Devlin (2003)
Dehaene, Cohen, Sigman, Vinckier (2005)
Bolger, Perfetti, & Schneider (2005)
Debate: Dehaene & Cohen pro/against
Thursday Mar. 5 Object Recognition - Dual-stream Mishkin, Ungerleider & Macko (1983)
Goodale & Milner (1992)
Valyear et al. (2006)
Hickok & Poeppel, 2007
Borst, Thompson & Kosslyn (2011)
Debate: Mishkin vs. Goodale
Monday, Mar. 9
LAB ASSIGNMENTS DUE
MEG Lab
MRI Lab
MRI data
Tuesday Mar. 10 Semantic memory Purves p. 293-297
Hauk, Johnsrude & Pulvermuller (2004)
Bedny et al (2008)
  Debate: Dehaene & Cohen pro/against
Debate: Mishkin vs. Goodale
Thursday Mar. 12 Semantic memory Patterson, Nestor & Rogers (2007)   Debate: Hauk vs. Bedny
Friday Mar. 13
GROUP PROJECT PROPOSAL DUE
Tuesday Mar. 17
SPRING BREAK
Thursday Mar. 19
SPRING BREAK
Monday Mar. 23
GROUP PROJECT PARTICIPANTS SCHEDULED
Tuesday, Mar. 24 Classification Analyses Norman, Polyn, Detre & Haxby (2006)
Shibata et al. (2011)
Carlson et al. (2011)
Carp et al. (2011)
Kamitani & Tong (2005)
Polyn et al. (2005)
Haxby et al. (2001)
Mitchell et al. (2008)
 
Thursday, Mar. 26 Memory Overview Purves p. 242-277
Grill-Spector et al. (2006)
  Quiz 6 (Purves)
Debate (2-3): positions within Grill-Spector et al.
Monday Mar. 30
GROUP PROJECT PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION SCRIPTS DUE
Tuesday, Mar. 31 Hippocampus I Purves p. 280-293
Nadel & Moscovitch (1997)
Squire & Bayley (2007)
Corkin (2002): Update on HM
Davachi (2006)
Rissman, Greely, & Wagner (2010)
Rissman & Wagner (2012)
Quiz 7 (Purves)
Debate: Nadel vs. Squire
Thursday, Apr. 2 Hippocampus II Hassabis et al. 2007
Mullally et al. 2012
Chadwick et al. (2010)  
Friday Apr. 4
GROUP PROJECT FINALIZED PRESENTATION SCRIPTS DUE
Tuesday Apr. 7 Grandmother cells Gross 2002
Quiroga 2012
Bowers 2009  
Thursday Apr. 9 Short-term/working memory Purves p. 458-462
Riggall et al. (2012)
Jonides et al. (2007)
Nee et al. (2008)
Quiz 8 Purves
Debate: Riggall pro/against
Tuesday Apr. 14 Attention Gazzaninga p. 273-312
Luck, Shapiro & Vogel (1996)
Hillyard et al. (1973)
Hillyard & Picton, 1974
Hopf, Boehler et al., 2006
Hopf, Luck et al., 2006
Stevens et al., 2009
Quiz 10 Purves
Thursday Apr. 16 Class project - Data collection      
Friday Apr. 17
ALL GROUP PROJECT DATA DUE
Tuesday Apr. 21 Awareness and Default mode network Purves p. 224-241
Gusnard & Raichle (2001)
Fox et al. (2005)
Raichle 2010
Tamietto et al. (2012)
Garrido 2012
Dehaene et al. 1998
Carlson et al. (2007)
Owen et al. (2006)
Quiz 11 (Purves)
Thursday Apr. 23 Class project - Analysis      
Tuesday Apr. 28 Attention - neural oscillations background reading
Ding & Simon (2012)
Lakatos et al. (2008)
Schroeder & Lakatos, 2009
Jensen et al. 2007
Fries, 2009
Makeig et al., 2004
Stefanics et al., 2010
Luo & Poeppel, 2007
VanRullen & Koch, 2003
 
Thursday Apr. 30 Language and Meaning Kutas & Federmeier (2000)
Bemis & Pylkkanen (2011)
Lau, Phillips, & Poeppel (2008)  
Tuesday May 5 Emotion  
Dolcos et al. (2004)
  quiz cancelled
Thursday May 7 Social Cognition (Redcay guest lecture) Purves p. 360-380
Saxe & Powell (2006)
Redcay et al. (2010)
  Quiz 13 Purves
Tuesday May 12 Group presentations