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:
- Change blindness
- Scene Perception
- Social cognition
- and more.
Methods used in cognitive neuroscience at NDSU and in general, include:
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Prospective graduate students interested in visual and cognitive neuroscience may apply to our Ph.D. in Psychology program.
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
Ben Balas, Ph.D. ~ Research Interests: High-level vision, face recognition, visual development, ERPs
Erin Conwell, Ph.D. ~ Research Interests: Early childhood development
Jeffrey Johnson, Ph.D. ~ Research Interests: Behavior, attention, working memory
Linda Langley, Ph.D. ~ Research Interests: Cognitive aging, attention, visual search, cognitive training
Mark Nawrot, Ph.D. ~ Research Interests: Visual neuroscience, eye movements, depth perception, visual disorders
Mark McCourt, Ph.D. ~ Research Interests: Brightness/lightness perception, spatial attention, multisensory integration
Kathryn Wissman, Ph.D. ~ Research Interests: Student learning, collaborative memory, metacognition
Visual & Cognitive Neuroscience Resources
Tell me more about cognitive neuroscience - The Cognitive Neuroscience Society