SPLH 620. The Communicating Brain: The Ultimate Personal Computer. 3 Hours U.
This course introduces the study of human neuroscience with a particular focus on human communication. The course provides an overview of the relevant anatomical structures and function along with an introduction to the basic methods used to investigate central nervous system function. Students are introduced to the study of perceptual, motor, and language function in the nervous system through a series of examples drawn from normal function and clinical cases. The examples are selected to highlight how these systems develop and are influenced by experience, implantable devices developed to interface with the nervous system, and how computers and animals are used as models to learn about nervous system function. Prerequisite: A 400-level course in SPLH, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Communication is central to human behavior, and the treatment of communication disorders requires specialized knowledge and skills.