Category Archives: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

  • 9.00 Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2004
    This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why y
  • 9.00P Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2001
    A first course in psychology: how we think, see, feel, learn, talk, act, grow, fear, like, love, hat
  • 9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I, Fall 2002
    Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecu
  • 9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II, Spring 2006
    This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate st
  • 9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II, Spring 2002
    Second half of intensive survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students. To
  • 9.013J / 7.68J Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology: The Brain and Cognitive Sciences III, Spring 2003
    Subject covers all major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology including excitable cells and
  • 9.01 Neuroscience and Behavior, Fall 2003
    This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration.
  • 9.01 Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2004
    This course begins with the study of nerve cells which includes their structure, the propagation of
  • 9.02 Brain Laboratory, Spring 2002
    Consists of a series of hands-on laboratories designed to give students experience with common techn
  • 9.036 The Visual System, Spring 2005
    This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field
  • 9.03 / 9.031 Neural Basis of Learning and Memory, Fall 2003
    This course covers topics in mammalian learning and memory including cellular mechanisms of neural p
  • 9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audtion, Fall 2004
    This course is designed to ground the undergraduate student in the fields of vision and audition, wh
  • 9.05 Neural Basis of Movement, Spring 2003
    Surveys general principles and specific examples of motor control in biological systems. Emphasizes
  • 9.07 Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science, Spring 2004
    This course emphasizes statistics as a powerful tool for studying complex issues in behavioral and b
  • 9.081 Human Memory and Learning, Fall 2002
    Surveys the literature on the cognitive and neural organization of human memory and learning. Includ
  • 9.09J / 7.29J Cellular Neurobiology, Spring 2005
    This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis
  • 9.10 / 9.100 Cognitive Neuroscience, Spring 2004
    Course topics explore the relations between neural systems and cognition, emphasizing attention, vis
  • 9.110J / 7.92J Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurobiology of Aging, Spring 2005
    Lectures and discussions in this course cover the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of the
  • 9.14 Brain Structure and its Origins, Spring 2005
    This course covers major CNS structures with emphasis on systems being used as models for experiment
  • 9.15 / 9.150 Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission, Fall 2003
    This course considers the process of neurotransmission, especially chemicals used in the brain and e
  • 9.16 Cellular Neurophysiology, Spring 2002
    Surveys the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication. Coversion channels in excit
  • 9.18 / 9.181J / 7.69J Developmental Neurobiology, Spring 2005
    This course considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections,
  • 9.19J / 7.66J Cognitive & Behavioral Genetics, Spring 2001
    How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior
  • 9.201 Advanced Animal Behavior, Spring 2000
    The course includes survey and special topics designed for graduate students in the brain and cognit
  • 9.20 Animal Behavior, Fall 2005
    Most of the major categories of adaptive behavior can be seen in all animals. This course begins wit
  • 9.250 Evolutionary Psychology, Spring 1999
    Current research on the evolution and development of cognition and affect, including intuitive physi
  • 9.301J / 7.98J Neural Plasticity in Learning and Development, Spring 2002
    Roles of neural plasticity in learning and memory and in development of invertebrates and mammals. A
  • 9.322J / 7.67J Genetic Neurobiology, Fall 2005
    This course deals with the specific functions of neurons, the interactions of neurons in development
  • 9.357 Special Topics in Vision Science, Fall 2001
    An advanced seminar on issues of current interest in human and machine vision. Topics vary from year
  • 9.35 Sensation and Perception, Spring 2004
    This course explores how senses work and how physical stimuli get transformed into signals in the ne
  • 9.373 Somatosensory and Motor Systems, Spring 2002
    General principles of motor control in biological systems. Structure and function of sensory recepto
  • 9.402 Language and Thought, Fall 2002
    Subject examines the many interrelationships between language and thought. Do people who speak diffe
  • 9.458 Parkinson’s Disease Workshop, Summer 2006
    Parkinson\’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disease of the brain that produces
  • 9.459 Scene Understanding Symposium, Spring 2006
    What are the circuits, mechanisms and representations that permit the recognition of a visual scene
  • 9.51 Affective Priming at Short and Extremely Short Exposures, Spring 2003
    This course is an investigation of affective priming and creation of rigorously counterbalanced, ful
  • 9.52-A Investigating the Neural Substrates of Remote Memory using fMRI, Spring 2003
    This course is an investigation to distinguish episodic memory, which is memory of personal events,
  • 9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology, Spring 2001
    Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethologi
  • 9.52-C Computational Cognitive Science, Spring 2003
    An introduction to computational theories of human cognition. Emphasizes questions of inductive
  • 9.520-A Networks for Learning: Regression and Classification, Spring 2001
    The course focuses on the problem of supervised learning within the framework of Statistical Learnin
  • 9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications, Spring 2003
    Focuses on the problem of supervised learning from the perspective of modern statistical learning th
  • 9.530 Cellular and Molecular Computation, Spring 2000
    Life as an emergent property of networks of chemical reactions involving proteins and nucleic acids.
  • 9.63 Laboratory in Cognitive Science, Fall 2005
  • 9.63 teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design
  • 9.63 Laboratory in Cognitive Science, Fall 2002
    Teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design and s
  • 9.65 Cognitive Processes, Spring 2004
    This undergraduate course is designed to introduce students to cognitive processes. The broad range
  • 9.675 The Development of Object and Face Recognition, Spring 2006
    This course takes a \’back to the beginning\’ view that aims to better understand the end result. Wh
  • 9.67 Object and Face Recognition, Spring 2001
    Provides a comprehensive introduction to key issues and findings in object recognition in exper
  • 9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of Feelings, Spring 2005
    Affect is to cognition and behavior as feeling is to thinking and acting, or as values are to belief
  • 9.69 Foundations of Cognition, Spring 2003
    Advances in cognitive science have resolved, clarified, and sometimes complicated some of the great
  • 9.70 Social Psychology, Spring 2005
    In this course we learn social psychology both theoretically and practically. We examine interperson
  • 9.71 Functional MRI of High-Level Vision, Fall 2004
    Fundamental questions about the human brain can now be answered using straightforward applications o
  • 9.74 Foundations of Human Memory and Learning, Spring 2002
    Surveys literature on human memory and learning. Focuses on the organization of memory at cognitive
  • 9.75J Psychology of Gender, Spring 2003
    We will examine current research and theory regarding the validity and utility of commonly accepted
  • 9.85 Infant and Early Childhood Cognition, Fall 2005
    This course is an introduction to cognitive development focusing on children\’s understanding of obj
  • 9.911 Reasonable Conduct in Science, January (IAP) 2002
    To provide instruction and dialog on practical ethical issues relating to the responsible conduct of
  • 9.912 Special Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Fall 2001
    Memory is not a unitary faculty, but rather consists of multiple forms of learning that differ in th
  • 9.913-A Intensive Neuroanatomy, January (IAP) 2002
    The course will start with an overview of the central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS),
  • 9.913 Pattern Recognition for Machine Vision, Fall 2004
    The applications of pattern recognition techniques to problems of machine vision is the main focus f
  • 9.916-A Probability and Causality in Human Cognition, Spring 2003
    An introduction to the use of probability theory to capture aspects of cognitive processes. Emp
  • 9.916 Modularity, Domain-specificity, and the Organization of Knowledge, Fall 2001
    This course will consider the degree and nature of the modular organization of the mind and brain. W
  • 9.916 The Neural Basis of Visual Object Recognition in Monkeys and Humans, Spring 2005
    Understanding the brain\’s remarkable ability for visual object recognition is one of the greatest c
  • 9.93 Cognitive Neuroscience of Remembering: Creating and Controlling Memory, January (IAP) 2002
    Memory provides a bridge between past and present. Through memory, past sensations, feelings, and id
  • 9.95-A Research Topics in Neuroscience, January (IAP) 2003
    This series of research talks by members of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences introduce
  • 9.96 Experimental Methods of Adjustable Tetrode Array Neurophysiology, January (IAP) 2001
    Students will be exposed to all aspects of a cutting-edge technique in modern electrophysiology, in
  • 9.97 Introduction to Neuroanatomy, January (IAP) 2003
    This subject will be an intensive introduction to neuroanatomy, involving lectures, demonstrations,
  • 9.98 Language and Mind, January (IAP) 2003
    This course will address some fundamental questions regarding human language: (1) how language is re