PSYC 131. Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
In this course, we'll examine how the processes for learning, comprehending, and producing language are implemented in the human brain. Drawing on evidence from neuropsychological and brain imaging studies, we'll critically evaluate research on questions like: What brain areas serve in language processing? What are the cognitive functions of these areas, and how do these functions coordinate to make language? How is language affected when the brain is damaged? What are the cognitive and neural consequences of different language learning experiences? In addition to exploring the unfolding answers to these questions, we will develop a familiarity with academic literature in this field and practice the skills of reading, criticizing, and synthesizing primary research to answer scientific questions.
This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 and PSYC 031 , or permission of the instructor.
Eligible for COGS
Fall 2021. Zinszer.
Fall 2022. Zinszer.
Fall 2023. Zinszer.
Catalog chapter: Psychology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology
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