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9.10 / 9.100 Cognitive Neuroscience, Spring 2004

Human brain coronal section shows hippocampus activation during memory experiment.

Coronal section through a human brain showing activation in the hippocampus during a memory experiment. This area was activated when the participant responded that she had a detailed recollection of a word compared to simply having a vague sense of familiarity with the word. (Image by Prof. Suzanne Corkin.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a bibliography of readings.

Course Description

Course topics explore the relations between neural systems and cognition, emphasizing attention, vision, language, motor control, and memory. An introduction to basic neuroanatomy, functional imaging techniques, and behavioral measures of cognition is given with discussion of methods by which inferences about the brain bases of cognition are made. Evidence from patients with neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Balint's syndrome, amnesia, and focal lesions from stroke is given as well as from normal human participants.


Prof. Suzanne Corkin

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate

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