Lecture+1_+prisoners+of+silence

Lecture+1_+prisoners+of+silence - Trust a witness in all...

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Fall 2010 305:03 – Cognition Dr. Julien Musolino
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Reminders _____________________________ https://sakai.rutgers.edu/portal
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Next week: readings 1, 2, and 3 Announcements _____________________________ Attendance and discussion will start next week We’ve run out of special permission numbers
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I. Beautiful minds Today _____________________________ II. Biased minds IV. Talking heads III. Looking inside the mind V. Evolving minds
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Beautiful minds _____________________________ What is thinking? Scientific ‘thinking’ How it works Why it matters
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‘Prisoners of silence’ Today _____________________________
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Take notes on: Reasons people believed the method worked Reasons to be skeptical
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Unformatted text preview: Trust a witness in all matters in which neither his self-interest, his passions, his prejudices, nor the love of the marvelous is strongly concerned. When they are involved, require corroborative evidence in exact proportion to the contravention of probability by the thing testified. Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) Beautiful minds Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence Beautiful minds Carl Sagan (1934-1996) Interesting materials Interesting materials All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike and yet it is the most precious thing we have Albert Einstein Beautiful minds...
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