Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to all Psychology majors because it gives you a biological basis for everything we're learning in our classes. Although Neuroscience is often seen as too parallel to psychology to take a separate class for it- its important to know that there is some physiological basis of the theories we learn about. Cognitive Neuroscience gave me really solid grasp on many of the theories I was learning in the other psychology classes I was taking at the same time. Both psych and neuro classes compliment one another well, and this is no exception!
For me, the highlights of this course were all of the material we learned that was more psychology based- social cognition, emotional cognition, language development, etc. We learned about basic versus complex facial expressions and the evolutionary benefits of them. We also were able to study Patient H.M in a more in depth view than our other neuro/psyc courses, as well!
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in the class as a psychology major, you need to review the anatomy and make sure to use the book as a resource. If you're really interested in the neuroscience behind how we think and what we do- this would be a great course to take! It is more biologically based than the Cognitive Psychology class, and I think that was the deciding factor in my decision. If you attend lecture and review the slides before exams, it isn't nearly as intimidating as it sounds.