COGSCI 111 Jan23Lecture

COGSCI 111 Jan23Lecture - A COGNITIVE SCIENTIST'S VIEW OF...

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1 Lecture 1 Introduction to Brain, Mind, and Behavior Cognitive Neuroscience A COGNITIVE SCIENTIST’S VIEW OF THE ACADEMIC WORLD social psychology neuropsychology developmental psychology anthropology neuroscience education humanities and arts philosophy computer science evolutionary psychology Outline of Lecture 1 • The mind-body problem—dualism or monism – Descartes – Galvani • How to study behavior? – Behaviorism: who needs mind? – Cognitivism: a mind is a terrible thing to waste. • Studying the Brain in behavior
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2 What’s the relationship between Brain, Mind, and Behavior? Clicker Q: Choose one • A: The brain generates the mind. Period. • B: there’s more to the mind than “brain stuff.” • C: Mind = Soul Sensation and consciousness: Cartesian Dualism • Sensory experience is at the heart of much of the western philosophical tradition of consciousness. • Renee Descartes (1596- 1650) – “I think therefore I am”.
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3 Sensation and consciousness: Cartesian Dualism • “I then examined closely what I was, and saw that I could imagine that there was no world, nor any place that I occupied, but that I could not imagine for a moment that I
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COGSCI 111 Jan23Lecture - A COGNITIVE SCIENTIST'S VIEW OF...

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