Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

  May 16 – July 23, 2016 | 13 credits Eligibility This institute is open to current and visiting GW undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those with an interest in pursuing graduate study in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine or clinical psychology with a focus on neuropsychology. Program Description What is consciousness and how does it arise in the brain? The Department of Psychology’s first summer institute in Cognitive Neuroscience will offer students an opportunity to answer these questions. We will explore the role of brain rhythms in states of awareness, drugs as windows into the mind, and the foundations of the self in memory and theory of mind. Our curriculum will include classroom-based courses, a research practicum, field trips to imaging and brain stimulation labs, and guest lectures by…

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