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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of "Feelings" Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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9.68_09 Syllabus Page 2 of 4 Class Meeting 9 April 7 Theme: Psychosurgery: The Science of Violence and Vice Versa PREPARATION: READ: 9-1 Chorover, S.L. “The Pacification of the Brain: From Phrenology to Psychosurgery”, in Morley, T.P. (ed.) (1976) Current Controversies in Neurosurgery, W.B. Saunders Co., New York. READ:9-2 Mark, V.H. and F.R. Ervin, (1970) Violence and the Brain, Harper & Row, New York. (excerpts) READ:9-3 Chorover, S.L. “Physician vs. Researcher: Values in Conflict?”, Wellesley, 4, 1979, pp. 21-27. READ: 9-4 Chorover, S.L. “Violence: A Localizable Problem?”, in Valenstein, E. (ed.) The Psychosurgery Debate: Scientific, Ethical and Legal Perspectives WRITE: Reaction Paper #9 Psychosurgery: The Key Issues in the Controversy as I See Them NOTE: Looking ahead through the syllabus at topics still to come, you should already be thinking about the topic of your term paper. Proposals no longer than two pages in length may be submitted for approval at any time between now and the proposal deadline (April 22). NOTE ON ASSIGNMENTS: Here, we’re asking you to go through a lot of material. Everyone should read the first two articles. Groups feeling overwhelmed by the volume of the assigned readings should feel free to jigsaw the other two articles (9-3 and 9-4) among themselves.
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9.68_09 Syllabus Page 3 of 4 CLASS NOTES: We focus on a neurobiologically psychologically and socioculturally complex medical and legal case study in which you will learn something about the true and tragic tale of
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This note was uploaded on 12/22/2011 for the course BIO 9.68 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at MIT.

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