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Spring 2022 Psychology GU4225 section 001
CONSCIOUSNESS & ATTENTION

Call Number 11050
Day & Time
Location
T 12:10pm-2:00pm
200C Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alfredo Spagna
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Modern theories attempt to characterize the human mind in terms of information processing. But machines that process information do not seem to feel anything; a computer may for instance receive inputs from a video camera, yet it would be hard to imagine that it sees or experiences the vividness of colors like we do. Nobody has yet provided a convincing theory as to how to explain the subjective nature of our mental lives in objective physical terms. This is called the problem of consciousness, and is generally considered to be one of the last unsolved puzzles in science. Philosophers even debate whether there could be a solution to this problem at all.  Students in this course may be recruited for participation in a voluntary research study. Students who choose not to participate in the study will complete the same course requirements as those who do, and an individual's choice will not affect their grade or status as a student in the course.
Web Site Vergil
Department Psychology
Enrollment 12 students (12 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, June 25, 2022
Status Full
Subject Psychology
Number GU4225
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Morningside
Note Closed: GSP students w. Instructor approval only
Section key 20221PSYC4225G001

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