Psychology 24, Section 2

Human Neuropsychology (1 unit, P/NP)

Professor Robert Knight
Wednesday 1:00-2:00, 210 Barker Hall, Class number: 46881

This course examines how the study of neuropsychology patients informs our understanding of human brain function. The class will utilize videos of classic neuropsychological disorders including aphasia, memory disorders, attention problems, visual perceptual problems, Parkinson’s and dementia and targeted articles from the clinical and cognitive neuroscience literature.

Instructor Bio

Education: BS Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology, MD Northwestern Medical School, Neurology Residency UCSD, Post-Doctoral Fellow Salk Institute, Neurology Faculty UC Davis 1980-1998, Professor Psychology and Neuroscience UC Berkeley 1998-2017 and Director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute until 2011. Twice recipient of the Jacob Javits Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the IBM Cognitive Computing Award, the German Humboldt Prize in Neurobiology and the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science and Member American Academy of Arts and Sciences. My laboratory records electrical signals from the brain to understand of prefrontal cortex function. We are also developing an implantable speech prosthesis for patients with disabling neurological disorders.

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Enrollment is limited to ten students.