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Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience at NDSU

What Is Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience?


Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience 
is the study of the neural processes in the brain underlying visual and cognitive functions. It is a multidisciplinary area that combines the study of human thought, memory, language, visual perception and cognition, and decision making, and the study of the processes that occur in the central nervous system. The NDSU Department of Psychology houses the NDSU Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience: CVCN.

Visual & Cognitive Neuroscientists, including those at NDSU study topics such as:

  • Attention
  • Change blindness
  • Scene Perception
  • Consciousness
  • Decision-making
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Social cognition
  • Emotions
  • and more.

Methods used in cognitive neuroscience at NDSU and in general, include:

  • Psychophysics
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electrocorticography
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 
Graduate Programs


Prospective graduate students interested in visual and cognitive neuroscience may apply to our Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience Ph.D. program.

Undergraduate Courses


Undergraduate courses we offer that are related to visual & cognitive neuroscience include:

  • PSYC 260 - Introduction to Neuroscience
  • PSYC 322 - Thinking & Making Decisions
  • PSYC 450 - Computational Methods in Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC 460 - Sensation & Perception
  • PSYC 461 - Memory And Knowledge
  • PSYC 463 - Experimental Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 464 - Attention & Thinking
  • PSYC 465 - Psychobiology
  • PSYC 471 - The Psychology Of Aging
  • PSYC 481 - Health Psychology
  • PSYC 486 - Neuropsychology
Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology Faculty and Research at NDSU

Faculty

Research interest(s)

Ben Balas, Ph.D.

High-level vision, face recognition, visual development, ERPs

Erin Conwell, Ph.D.

Early childhood development

Robert Gordon, Ph.D.

Attention, scene perception, visual working memory

Jeffrey Johnson, Ph.D.

Behavior, attention, working memory

Linda Langley, Ph.D.

Cognitive aging, attention, visual search, cognitive training

Mark Nawrot, Ph.D.

Mark McCourt, Ph.D.

Brightness/lightness perception, spatial attention, multisensory integration

Laura Thomas, Ph.D.

Links between action and cognition, embodied cognition, attention, eye movements 


Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience Resources


Tell me more about cognitive neuroscience -
The Cognitive Neuroscience Society


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Phone: +1 (701) 231-8622 / Fax: (701) 231-8426
Campus address: Minard Hall 232 
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Department Chair: James Council, Ph.D.
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:43:33 PM