Date Speaker Lecture Assigned Reading Other Links
January 7, 2014 Nitz Introduction - What is sleep? What is attention? the activation-synthesis theory of dreams  (PDF)
lecture 1 slides  (PDF)
January 9, 2014 Nitz Sleep: cognition, responsivity, electrophysiology the organization of brain oscillatory activity  (PDF)
lecture 2 slides  (PDF)
January 14, 2014 Nitz electrophysiological features and control of sleep/wake states PGO waves and learning  (PDF)
lecture 3 slides  (PDF)
January 16, 2014 Nitz four proposed functions for sleep sleep and visual system development  (PDF)
sleep and learning/memory - review  (PDF)
lecture 4 slides  (PDF)
January 21, 2014 Nitz four proposed functions for sleep
January 23, 2014 Nitz four proposed functions for sleep lecture 6 slides  (PDF)
January 28, 2014 Nitz review
January 30, 2014 Nitz Midterm Exam 1
February 4, 2014 Nitz neural mechanisms of attention The distribution of consciousness in the visual system  (PDF)
lecture 7 slides  (PDF)
February 6, 2014 Nitz neural mechanisms of attention lecture 8 slides  (PDF)
February 11, 2014 Nitz the space and time of attention Mountcastle's look back at the Parietal Cortex  (PDF)
lecture 9 slides  (PDF)
February 13, 2014 Nitz the space and time of attention lecture 10 slides  (PDF)
February 18, 2014 Nitz contrasting neuromodulatory systems impacting attention Phasic vs tonic locus coeruleus activity  (PDF)
lecture 11 slides  (PDF)
Functions of the basal forebrain  (PDF)
February 20, 2014 Nitz contrasting neuromodulatory systems impacting attention lecture 12 slides  (PDF)
February 25, 2014 Nitz review
February 27, 2014 Nitz Midterm Exam 2 (non cumulative)
March 4, 2014 Nitz cell assemblies and schizophrenia lecture 13 slides  (PDF)
March 6, 2014 Nitz attention in autism, ADD, and the aged lecture 14 slides  (PDF)
March 11, 2014 Nitz attention in autism, ADD, and the aged lecture 15 slides  (PDF)
March 13, 2014 Nitz Final Exam (non cumulative)