Course Info: CS-0313

CourseCS-0313 Electrophysiological Method
Long TitleBrain and Cognition: Electrophysiological Methodologies
Note(s) Textbook information
Meeting InfoAdele Simmons Hall 222 on M,W from 9:00-10:20
FacultyJane Couperus
Cumulative Skill(s)Quantitative Skills
Independent Work
Additional InfoIn this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This time includes reading, writing, research.

This course was an upper-level research seminar designed for students who wished to learn electrophysiological techniques and how to apply those techniques to answer research questions in the domain of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology. In this year's course students helped design a study of attention, run participants, and analyze the data. Additionally, they had the opportunity to develop an original research project from conception through piloting participants. Course requirements consisted of reading primary research articles and designing and executing an event related potential (ERP) research project. The class covered all elements of setting up an ERP research project and focused on both the theory of electrophysiological research techniques as well as practical aspects of developing and running a research project. Some background in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, neuropsychology, or neuroscience was desirable.