PSY 459 - Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

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Our goal for this lab is to introduce you to cognitive neuroscience through the lens of cognitive psychology - we want to make you more comfortable with neuroimaging! You'll learn about the strengths and weaknesses of various methodologies in cognitive neuroscience and how they are each uniquely suited for different kinds of research. You'll also learn a bit about the underlying systems that keep your cognitive functions in working order as well as how disruptions to them can cause various psychiatric and neurological disorders. This is all explored through lots of hands on exercises. In general, you'll gain a broader understanding of how your brain works and the tools that let us investigate how well it's functioning.


PSY 250 (Research Design and Analysis I); PSY 458 (Cognitive Neuroscience) or concurrent registration.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Ed. (2015)
    Ward, Jamie
    ISBN: 978-1848722729


Kade Jentink

My name is Kade, and I'll be your instructor for the Cog Neuro lab! I use fMRI as the primary method for my current projects, which focus on category learning, but the first neuroimaging tool I ever learned how to use was EEG. That makes this class one of my favorite to teach, since we focus on both! I love the details, too, so I like when students have more complicated questions about what really makes these methods work. Anyway! If you like this stuff even a tiny bit as much as I do, you're going to really enjoy the class.