BCSC 111: Lecture Schedule (Tentative)

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(It is expected that you read the readings before each class meeting.)

Week
Date
Topics
Readings
1
09/01
Course requirements; Introduction
 
2.1
09/06
Study of human cognition
Ch. 1. p. 2-14
2.2
09/08
Different approaches to the study of cognition
Ch. 1. p. 14-23
3.1
09/13
Brain
Ch. 2. p. 28-37
Supplemental readings on fMRI
3.2
09/15
Brain
Ch. 2. p. 38-41
Supplemental readings on EEG
4.1
09/20
Quiz 1
Human Brain Evolution
 
4.2
09/22
Perception
Ch. 3. p. 44-57
5.1
09/27
Perception
Attention
Ch. 3. p. 58-62
Ch. 4. p. 72-85
5.2
09/29
Attention
Ch. 4. p. 86-102
6.1
10/04
Homework 1 due
Memory
Ch. 5. p. 106-117
6.2
10/06
Quiz 2
Sensory memory
Short-term memory
Ch. 5. p. 118-126
Ch. 6. p. 130-140
7.1
10/11
Fall break
 
7.2
10/13
Working memory
Ch. 6. p. 140-152
8.1
10/18
Working memory
Long-term memory
Ch. 9. p. 204 – 214, 224- 229
8.2
10/20
Homework 2 due
Midterm review
 
9.1
10/25
Midterm
 
9.2
10/27
Long-term memory
Ch. 6. p. 140-152
10.1
11/01
Knowledge representation
Ch. 8. p. 186-201
10.2
11/03
Homework 3 due
Visual imagery and spatial cognition
Ch. 9. p. 204 – 214, 224- 229
11.1
11/08
Language
Ch. 10. p. 259-267
11.2
11/10
Language development; bilingualism
Deak at el. 2014
Bialystok 2008
12.1
11/15
Quiz 3
Thinking and problem solving
Ch. 11. p. 270 - 284
12.2
11/17
Reasoning
Ch. 12. p. 296 - 307
13.1
11/22
Reasoning and decision making
Ch. 12. p. 308 – 314, 354 - 356
13.2
11/24
Thanksgiving Break
 
14.1
11/29
Cognitive development
Ch. 13. p. 338 – 350, 356 - 361
14.2
12/01
Individual differences in cognition
Ch. 14. p. 368 – 379
15.1
12/06
Quiz 4
Individual differences in learning
Cross-cultural perspective
Supplemental readings
Ch. 15
15.2
12/08
Exam review
 
16.1
12/13
Final exam at 3:25pm
Hutchison 141