This program is designed for students interested in gaining experience within the field of cognitive neuroscience.
Cognitive neuroscience is the study of the mind as it is manifested in the human brain. Cognitive neuroscientists combine psychophysical and brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and event-related potentials to examine the brain function underlying cognitive abilities in human beings.
This certificate is designed to offer a unique opportunity for undergraduate students in the Five Colleges to deepen their understanding of cognitive neuroscience, through both theoretical and empirical training. The Five College Certificate in cognitive neuroscience program includes courses in research techniques, basic scientific foundations, neuroscience, philosophy and cognition, combined with independant research. It brings together several related disciplines, each of which provides a different focus on mind-brain issues.
This certificate encourages the student to follow a program of study distinct from, and yet complementary to, current offerings such as a major in neuroscience or psychology.
The certificate is currently available to students enrolled at Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College.