PSYC/ NRSC 350: Cognitive Neuroscience
Fall 2021: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45-2p
By the end of this class, a successful student should be able to:
- Compare and contrast the major methods used for imaging the brain
- Critically evaluate the use of brain imaging in popular science
- Describe how the mind and brain controls behavior, from actions, emotion, and complex decisions.
- Read and comprehend a cognitive neuroscience journal article
- Describe how damage to even small parts of the brain can lead to complex and damaging changes to behavior.
If you need a recommendation letter, please complete this form to assist me with writing a good letter for you. Please try to complete 3-4 weeks before your first deadline.
We accept students interested in working for credit through PSYC or NRSC 485. Research assistants will perform a variety of tasks based on interests and prior experience. Possible tasks include: website design, coding and analyzing qualtrics questionnaires, administering computerized experiments, setting up brain stimulation experiments, escorting participants to the brain imaging center, performing literature reviews, performing quality control of behavioral and brain data, coding behavioral tasks, and writing analysis scripts.
If you are interested in working in the lab, please complete this application: http://bit.ly/CONGAlab-application
We will be admitting students for Fall 2022. Students can apply directly to my lab as part of the Department of Psychology PhD program (http://psychology.tamu.edu/application-and-admissions), or apply to the Neuroscience PhD Program (http://tamin.tamu.edu/grad/application). Be aware that you can only apply to one of these programs in an application year. GRE scores are not required for either program. We encourage applications from students with prior experience with EEG, MRI, or computational modeling. In your personal statement, please add a statement about your commitment to and contributions to diversity. Please email Dr. Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your fit with the lab.