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Spring 2022 Psychology GU4224 section 001
Consciousness and Cognitive Science
Consciousness & Cognitive

Call Number 11056
Day & Time
Location
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
200C Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Nora Isacoff
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Our human experience is rich: the thrill of falling in love, the spark of a new idea, the zing of table salt, the sharpness of pain. For thousands of years, philosophers, artists, and religious scholars have tried to explain our subjective experience. More recently, neuroscientists and artificial intelligence experts have contributed to this discussion, weighing in on whether we are “more than meat” (as Descartes famously put it), and whether computers can ever be sentient. In this class, we will begin with the big questions and an interdisciplinary overview of consciousness, then delve into psychology’s role. Using literature from perception, memory, emotion, metacognition, attention, and symbolic development, among other areas of psychology, we will see what empirical evidence can tell us about who we are, what we are able to know, and why we even have an experience of the world at all.  
Web Site Vergil
Department Psychology
Enrollment 11 students (12 max) as of 6:12PM Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Subject Psychology
Number GU4224
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note REQUEST INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION AND JOIN WAITLIST
Section key 20221PSYC4224W001

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