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Cognition and Everyday Life: The Science of Neurorehabilitation

Dean's Global Honors Seminar

Through readings, case studies, and observations students will examine specific cognitive abilities that are crucial for everyday performance. Students will study brain functions in normal and brain-damaged populations and will learn about different cognitive rehabilitation approaches from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will also learn about theoretical approaches designed to address cognitive and perceptual impairments such as attention, orientation, executive functions, and more.  Emphasis will be on cognitive problem identification: the evaluation process, and presentation of different treatment approaches in rehabilitation science. Course is appropriate for students interested in pre-health, nursing, speech pathology, education, psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience.

Meets Liberal Arts Core requirement for Natural Science.


Spring seminar: NYU Washington Square

Spring break travel: NYU Madrid

Travel Dates

Spring break 2025, exact dates to be announced


Gerald Voelbel, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Department of Occupational Therapy


Accepted students will be sent a permission code to register for the following course in Albert:

  • OT-UE 1011, section 095 (Class #TBA) Cognition and Everyday Life: The Science of Neurorehabilitation (4 credits)

This course is offered through the Department of Occupational Therapy.