Review Comment

Methods & Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience

April 07, 2008

Shohamy, Daphna
Methods & Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience

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The focus of this seminar was primarily on the influence of reward learning and different types of memory systems on decision making. Professor Shohamy is extremely knowledgeable and provides a comfortable atmosphere conducive to enjoyable and enriching discussion. There was sufficient structure to allow us to cover the material, yet there too was enough freedom to permit interesting, yet relevant discourse. The balance between Professor Shohamy's input and that of the students seemed well balanced, as she provided introductions to the topics and any further additional comments/insights as seemed fitting.
Professor Shohamy is an approachable, supportive, and inspiring teacher, who has greatly influenced my own research interests. I wholeheartedly recommend taking a course with her!


Students are allowed to choose projects to their liking. Written work: 2 critical reviews of papers read in class and 1 final (10-12 pg) paper. Also, each student had to lead one class session of their choice (ppt of two papers previously chosen by Professor Shohamy.) As usual in a seminar, contribution to the class discussion counted for a portion (I believe about 20%) of final grade.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PSYC / PSYC PSYC PSYC W4415: Methods and Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience (Seminar) Kevin Ochsner, Tor Wager 2004 Fall T / 10:10-12:00 PM 1