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9.63 Laboratory in Cognitive Science, Fall 2002

Using the tools we have to study the structure and function of the brain.
Using the tools we have to study the structure and function of the brain. (Graphic by Prof. Pawan Sinha.)

Highlights of this Course

This undergraduate laboratory course in cognitive sciences introduces students to new and classic works in the field of cognition and how to study the mind. The site features readings and sample assignments designed to involve the student in the subject.

Course Description

Teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design and statistical analysis. Combines lectures and hands-on experimental exercises; requires an independent experimental project. Some experience in programming desirable. To foster improved writing and presentation skills in conducting and critiquing research in cognitive science, students are required to provide reports and give oral presentations of three team experiments; a fourth individually conducted experiment includes a proposal with revision, and concluding written and oral reports.

 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Pawan Sinha

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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