Description
HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF NEURAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
** available as of 06/30/2021
This seminar will survey historically important episodes or influential scientists in the neural, behavioral, and cognitive sciences, potentially spanning, ancient and modern approaches to brains and behavior, or focusing more specifically on the context in which particular scientific approaches such as the neuron doctrine or behaviorism gained (or lost) influence within the sciences themselves, and how these scientific developments influenced and were influenced by contemporary philosophy of mind. According to the instructor's preference, this focus could also be directed towards a particular subarea or approach, such psychophysics, psychometrics, or comparative cognition, towards a method such as electrophysiology, MRI, optogenetics, or lesion studies, or towards a topic such as memory, personality, or rationality.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2330
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus