Lecture+8 - 305:03 Cognition Fall 2009 Dr.JulienMusolino...

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Fall 2009 305:03 – Cognition Dr. Julien Musolino “The mind is what the brain does” – Steven Pinker
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Announcements _____________________________ Readings 11 and 12 Assignment # 2 due today by 10:00pm – DO NOT use dropbox! Creative component due by Dec. 01 Midterm 2 on November 10
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Mind/body problem _____________________________
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Dualism
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Idealism
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Materialism
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Coming up The traditional/popular view The modern scientific view vs.
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Consciousness _____________________________
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Defining consciousness Outline _____________________________ The main question The physical basis of consciousness An grand illusion?
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Consciousness _____________________________ “The most important problem in the biological sciences” (Searle, 1997) “The last surviving mystery” (Dennett, 1991) “The most baffling problem in the science of the mind” (Chalmers, 1995) “One of the last great mysteries of science” (Greenfield, 2000)
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Interesting books
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Lecture+8 - 305:03 Cognition Fall 2009 Dr.JulienMusolino...

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