PSYCH 119K

Neurophilosophy

Description: Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 115. Philosophy of mind has relied on introspection and thought experiments to explore consciousness, self, and free will. Field of neurophilosophy employs findings and methods of neuroscience to investigate these seemingly impenetrable constructs. Provides students with foundation in neurophilosophy, which includes basic understanding of philosophy of mind, consideration of phenomena including consciousness, volition, and self, and examination of scientific methods available for studying these phenomena. Exploration of student experiences of world and themselves within and demonstrations of how alterations in brain functioning due to injury, psychedelic drugs, and dreaming result in alterations in these phenomena. P/NP or letter grading.

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