PSYC52H3 Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

This course is about understanding how the human brain collects information from the environment so as to perceive it and to interact with it. The first section of the course will look into the neural and cognitive mechanisms that perceptual systems use to extract important information from the environment. Section two will focus on how attention prioritizes information for action. Additional topics concern daily life applications of attentional research.

Prerequisite: 

PSYB51H3 and [PSYB55H3 or PSYB57H3] and [(PSYB01H3) or (PSYB04H3) or PSYB70H3)] and [PSYB07H3 or STAB22H3 or STAB23H3]

Exclusion: 

PSY475H

Enrolment Limits: 
100
Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences
Note: 

Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op program in Neuroscience Cognitive stream, and the Specialist/Specialist Co-op and Major programs in Psychology and Mental Health Studies. Students enrolled in the Minor program in Psychology will be admitted as space permits.