Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 4 sessions / week, 2 hours / session


Cognition is acquisition, storage, transformation, and use of knowledge. Neuroscience is the study of the structure and workings of the nervous system. Cognitive neuroscience, then, is the study of how cognitive processes can be explained by the structure and function of the brain. Topics covered in this class include working memory, numbers and math, hearing, language, decision making, music, and Alzheimer's disease. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of biology before taking this class.


There are no grades for this course.

The Program

This course was offered through Junction, a project of the MIT Educational Studies Program. Junction offers non-credit, enrichment courses to 7th–12th grade students on weeknights at MIT. This program is designed to give these students a chance to take courses in a wide variety of topics. Courses cover both academic and non-academic subjects. The classes are designed to be fun and interesting for students and to offer them an opportunity to learn about something in which they're interested.