Instructor: Samuel Gershman
Course Number: PSY 1451
Course Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Syllabus: PSY 1451 Syllabus.pdf
This course examines recent work applying computational models to mental disorders. These models formalize psychopathology in terms of breakdown in fundamental neurocognitive processes, linking normal and abnormal brain function within a common framework. Computational modeling has already begun to yield insights, and even possible treatments, for a wide range of disorders, including schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson’s, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The course consists of weekly readings from the primary literature, with one student leading the discussion of each paper.