Introduction to Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Brain and Cognitive Sciences

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Computer Science, Neuroscience

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Introduction: The brain is one of the most complex systems that science is currently trying to understand. In addition, the associated disciplines of neuroscience and cognitive science are one of the hottest areas in science right now. In this course, I will provide an introduction into the core concepts underlying brain and cognitive science.
    Course content: The course will follow the structure provided in the textbook ?Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience?, whose 1st or 2nd edition I recommend to students. We will cover the structure of the brain (hardware), its perceptual apparatus (input), its motor functions (output), and then continue on to describe higher-level, cognitive functions (such as attention, memory, language, emotion, and decision making).
    Since only re-iterating the material of a textbook in class is rather boring (both for students and the instructor) and not really effective, each section will be augmented by a look into current studies in the field. For this, I will provide a summary of one or two current, exciting studies that are being published in each section!
    Course objectives:
    ? To get an understanding of core concepts in brain and cognitive science
    ? To get a glimpse into current research on select topics
    ? To read, understand, and summarize a few current research papers in the form of well-structured essays
    Prerequisites: A brain. Curiosity. Good English skills.

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