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FYSP 133 - Science and the Mind


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NSCI
Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4NS, WRi

The study of the brain and mind has become one of the most exciting frontiers of science. In this seminar we will discuss some fundamental aspects of science, including reasoning and experimental design. We will also review the basic principles of evolution and the basics of brain structure and function. We will then use these foundations to further explore some of the exciting areas of research in brain and mind. Among the broad topics we will explore: How does the brain work? How do we know what we know? What can brain damage tell us about the mind and how it works? How much of what we perceive is ‘real’? Is there a mind separate from brain? Enrollment Limit: 14.
Instructor: J. Thornton



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