Cognitive Neuroscience Minor
The minor in Cognitive Neuroscience offered by the Department of Psychology is similar to the Neuroscience Minor offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. This minor requires students take 85-211 (Cognitive Psychology) instead of 03-362 (Cellular Neuroscience).
Students in either minor can customize their education by their choice of distribution electives.
Students pursuing the minor in Cognitive Neuroscience will:
- Acquire foundational knowledge of the basic biological foundations of the nervous system, from the cellular through systems levels.
- Understand the effects of basic neurological function on behavior, including cognition.
- Gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field of neuroscience.
The requirements for the Cognitive Neuroscience Minor include 7 courses: four required courses, and three distribution and elective courses.
85-219 Biological Foundations of Behavior
85-211 Cognitive Psychology*
03-121 Modern Biology
03-363 Systems Neuroscience
*NOTE: may be used instead of when offered
Three Courses, including at least 1 from each of the following two categories
Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience
85-355 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
85-412 Cognitive Modeling
85-414 Cognitive Neuropsychology
85-419 Introduction to Parallel Distributed Processing
85-429 Cognitive Brain Imaging
15-386 Neural Computation
15-883 Computational Models of Neural Systems
36-746 Statistical Methods for Neuroscience is also a possible choice offered intermittently
Cognitive Neuroscience Electives
03-260 Neurobiology of Disease
03-362 Cellular Neuroscience
03-364 Developmental Neuroscience
03-365 Neural Correlates of Learning & Memory
15-486 Artificial Neural Networks
85-356 Music and Mind: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Sound
85-390 Human Memory
85-406 Autism: Psychological and Neuroscience Perspectives