Behavioral Methods in Affective Neuroscience|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This research methods course teaches experimental design and methods in experimental psychopathology using tools to conduct behavioral research in cognitive-affective neuroscience. Course material includes studies from the contemporary psychopathology research literature, with a focus on emotion interactions. Methods taught include statistical procedures (e.g., repeated measures ANOVA) and tools for carrying out research and analyzing data (e.g., computer programming for stimuli presentation and data processing). Neuroimaging techniques including the Evoke Response Potential are also sometimes included. Students in this course are expected to work independently.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Luck, Steven J. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EVENT-RELATED POTENTIAL TECHNIQUE. MIT Press, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0-262-62196-0
In addition, there will be readings assigned from the current literature on ERP and emotion research.
|Examination and Assignments: |
During the semester, an EEG/ERP study where students collaboratively collect and analyze participant data (EEG and behavioral) will be completed. There are three modes of evaluation: students (1) orally present to the class one assigned research/article study; (2) analyze EEG/ERP data for group and individual differences; (3) write final research summary paper that includes background and significance, research methods, results, and conclusions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will work collaboratively in a small research group to study the neural correlates of cognition-emotion interactions.
|Instructor(s): Sanislow,Charles A. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDD307; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
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