The following courses are typically taught by Prof. Caramazza. Please refer to the Registrar's website for complete course information. Professor Caramazza, in collaboration with the Harvard Summer School and the Harvard Mind, Brain, Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, organizes an annual summer program in cognitive science in Trento, Italy. For more information about this program (and details regarding the courses and application process), please visit our Harvard Summer School website.

Psychology 1304. Cognitive Neuropsychology

Half course

Examines the patterns of perceptual, motor, cognitive, and linguistic impairments resulting from brain damage. The focus is on the implications of the various types of neuropsychological deficits (such as visual neglect, dyslexia, and aphasia) for theories of the mind and the functional organizationof the brain.

Pre-requisites: Psychology 1 and Psychology 13 or MCB 80.


Psychology 1358. The Representation of Object Knowledge

Half course

Knowledge of objects encompasses their physical appearance and how they can be manipulated as well as information about their social value and other properties that are not reducible to simple sensory-motor experiences. In this seminar, we will explore the relationship between sensory-motor processes and the organization and representation of conceptual knowledge through a review of recent behavioral, neuroimaging and neuropsychological research.

Pre-requisites: Science of Living Systems 20 or its predecessors plus Psychology 13 or 14, or MCB 80 or permission of instructor.




*Psychology 2335r. Language: Research Seminar

Half course

Discussion of current research on the organization of conceptual and lexical knowledge. We will also discuss ongoing research by participants in the seminar. Note: Open to graduate and undergraduate students involved in research in language.

*Psychology 2345. Topics in Language Research: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Neural Aspects

Half course (currently not offered).

Focuses on recent issues in language processing. Research findings from various areas and different approaches are considered, including neuroimaging studies, cross-linguistic investigations, aphasia research, and bilingualism. Note: Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor.
* Permission of the instructor required for enrollment.