COGS 177: Space and Time in the Brain, Winter 2018, WLH 2114, TuTh 3:30pm-4:50pm
Spatial and temporal relationships in the environment and in our interactions with the environment are fundamental components of our experience. This course will examine how the brain maps such relationships in the form of neural activity patterns within and between regions of the brain. Lectures will be constructed to introduce the main topics and background literature associated with relatively recent experiment and review papers in the field. Topics will cover the relation between posterior parietal cortex activity patterns and their relation to the hemineglect syndrome, the components and processes of the brain's global positioning system, the 'space' of motor control, the juncture of time and place in the form of hippocampal travelling waves and phase precession, and brain systems for the estimation and comparison of time intervals.