9.48J Philosophical Issues in Brain Science


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An introduction to some central philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Discussions focus on arguments over innate concepts; 'mental images' as pictures in the head; whether color is in the mind or in the world; and whether there can be a science of consciousness. Explains the relevant parts of psychology and neuroscience as the subject proceeds.

This class has no prerequisites.

9.48J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by A. Byrne.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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