Concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Human Factors & Cognitive (HFC) Psychology PhD Program offers students opportunities for both lab and course-based training in Cognitive Neuroscience. To support cognitive neuroscience research training, the Department of Psychology maintains state-of-the-art research facilities, including space and equipment for electroencephalography/event-related potentials (EEG/ERP), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), eye tracking, pupillometry, heart-rate variability, respiration, and electrodermal activity, as well as external collaborations to support functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In addition, the HFC Program also offers a course-based concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience with the following curriculum:
Required Coursework
The Cognitive Neuroscience concentration requires the following four courses for a total of 12 credit hours:

  • PSB 6328 Psychophysiology (3 credit hours)
  • PSB 6348 The Neuroanatomical Basis of Psychological Function (3 credit hours)
  • PSB 6352 Neuroimaging Design and Analysis Methods (3 credit hours)
  • PSB 7349 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credit hours)

Note: Admission to these courses is not guaranteed, but is contingent on the decision of the department, college, and instructor of record for the course.