NACS642: Cognitive Neuroscience

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Date Topic Readings Supplementary Readings Assignment
Thursday, Jan. 26 Introduction Postle Ch. 1
Marr (1982)
Kosslyn (1994)
   
Tuesday, Jan. 31 Neuroscience basics, EEG/MEG Postle Ch. 2
Luck, bottom of p. 17-34 (on ELMS -> Files)
Discovery of the Neuron
Juliette Selb's NIRS slides
Quiz
Thursday, Feb. 2 Sensation and Perception Postle Ch. 3 (visual)
Wandell et al. (2007) p. 1-5
Thorpe et al. (1996)
Tootell et al. (1988)
Polimeni et al. (2010)
Van Essen (1997)
Rajimehr & Tootell (2009)
Quiz
Tuesday, Feb. 7 Visual System Postle Ch. 5
Lee & Nguyen (2001)
Olshausen & Field (2005)
Carandini et al. (2005)
Quiz
Thursday, Feb. 9 MRI, Vision continued MRI web clip
Logothetis (2008)
**Murray et al. (2006)
Zilles and Amunts (2010)
Loggia slides
Anastasia Yendiki's DTI slides
Tsao et al. (2008)
 
Tuesday, Feb. 14 Object Recognition Postle Ch. 9
**McMahon et al. (2014)
McCandliss, Cohen, & Dehaene (2003)
Freiwald et al. (2009)
Kanwisher et al. (1997)
Tsao et al. (2008)
Grill-Spector (2003)
Quiz
Thursday, Feb. 16 Object Recognition and Reading Dehaene & Cohen (2007)
**Saygin et al. (2016)
Dehaene & Dehaene-Lambertz (2016)(commentary on Saygin)
Price & Devlin (2003)
Dehaene, Cohen, Sigman, Vinckier (2005)
Bolger, Perfetti, & Schneider (2005)
 
Tuesday, Feb. 21 Audition and Somatosensation Postle Ch. 4
**Port et al. (2016)
Jenkins et al. (2016)
Da Costa et al. (2011)
Bendor & Wang, 2005
Zatorre (2005)
Chait et al. 2006
Rauschecker & Shannon (2002)
Quiz
Thursday, Feb. 23 MEG Lab Visit      
Tuesday, Feb. 28 Speech Perception **Chang, Knight et al. (2010)    
Thursday, Mar. 2 Classification Analyses Norman, Polyn, Detre & Haxby (2006)
**Shibata et al. (2011)
Cichy et al. (2016)
Carlson et al. (2011)
Carp et al. (2011)
Kamitani & Tong (2005)
Polyn et al. (2005)
Haxby et al. (2001)
Mitchell et al. (2008)
 
Tuesday Mar. 7 Attention Postle Ch. 6 Luck, Shapiro & Vogel (1996)
Hillyard et al. (1973)
Hopf, Boehler et al., 2006
Stevens et al., 2009
Quiz
Thursday Mar. 9 Attention and oscillations Henry & Herrmann (2014)
**Ding & Simon (2012)
VanRullen & Koch, 2003
Luo & Poeppel, 2007
Lakatos et al. (2008)
Fries, 2009
Stefanics et al., 2010
 
Friday, Mar. 10
GROUP PROJECT PROPOSALS DUE
Tuesday Mar. 14  
Thursday Mar. 16
Friday, Mar. 17
MEG Lab due
 
Tuesday Mar. 21
SPRING BREAK
Thursday Mar. 23
SPRING BREAK
Monday Mar. 27
GROUP PROJECT PARTICIPANTS SCHEDULED
Tuesday, Mar. 28 Attention and Default Network Buckner et al. (2008), p. 1-8; 14-25
**Fox et al. (2005)
Raichle 2010
Garrido 2012
Carlson et al. (2007)
Owen et al. (2006)
Gusnard & Raichle (2001)
Thursday, Mar. 30 Ellen away - group project work      
Friday Mar. 31
GROUP PROJECT PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION SCRIPTS DUE
Tuesday April 4 Neural bases of Memory; Hippocampus Postle Ch. 10
Nadel & Moscovitch (1997)
Squire & Bayley (2007)
Corkin (2002): Update on HM
Davachi (2006)
Rissman, Greely, & Wagner (2010)
Rissman & Wagner (2012)
Quiz
Thursday April 6 Hippocampus II Postle Ch. 11
Hassabis et al. 2007
Chadwick et al. (2010) Quiz
Friday Apr. 7
GROUP PROJECT FINALIZED PRESENTATION SCRIPTS DUE
Tuesday, April 11 Memory and Repetition **Mullally et al. 2012
Grill-Spector et al. (2006)
**Summerfield et al. (2008)
   
Thursday, Apr. 13 Semantic memory Postle Ch. 12
**Hauk, Johnsrude & Pulvermuller (2004)
Patterson, Nestor & Rogers (2007)
Mahon & Caramazza (2008)
Quiroga 2012
Quiz
Tuesday Apr. 18 Short-term and Working Memory Postle Ch. 13
**Riggall et al. (2012)
Jonides et al. (2007)
Nee et al. (2008)
Quiz
Thursday Apr. 20 Language Comprehension **Bedny et al. (2011)
McLaughlin et al. (2004)
Bastiaansen et al. (2010)
Fedorenko et al. (2016)
 
Friday Apr. 21
ALL GROUP PROJECT DATA DUE
Tuesday Apr. 25 Language Comprehension Dehaene et al. (2015)
**Pallier et al. (2011)
   
Thursday Apr. 27 Cognitive Control **Gold et al. (2013) Postle Ch. 14  
Tuesday May 2 Faces--a social cue Afraz et al. (2010)
Klein et al. (2008)
Shepherd et al. (2006)
Postle Ch. 17  
Thursday May 4 Social Cognition **Saxe & Powell (2006)
Redcay et al. (2010)
Postle Ch. 16  
Tuesday May 9 Group presentations      
Thursday May 11
no class
Thursday May 18
TAKE-HOME EXAM DUE