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Foundations of neuroscience

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Kod przedmiotu: WFz.DCogNeS-03 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Foundations of neuroscience
Jednostka: Instytut Psychologii
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Skrócony opis:

This course is designed to teach students about the main philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues that lie at the foundations of scientific re-search in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.

Pełny opis:

This course is designed to teach students about the main philosophical, theoretical and methodological issues that lie at the foundations of scientific re-search in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.

1) The basics: mind, brain; physicalism and functionalism; reductionism and nonreductionism

2) Psychological predicates/terms, supervenience, and folk psychology

3) The Mereological Fallacy; the tendency to ascribe to the brain psychological concepts that only make sense when ascribed to whole animals; Brain-body dualism in neuroscience; crypto-Cartesianism

4) Functional and causal explanations; supervenience

5) Modularity, representations, and embodiment

6) Reactions, behaviors, actions, and free will

7) Consciousness and subjectivity in the brain

Literatura:

“Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and Language” by Maxwell Bennett, Daniel Dennett, Peter Hacker, John Searle, Daniel Robinson

“On the proper domain of psychological predicates” by Carrie Figdor

“The operational analysis of psychological terms” by B.F. Skinner

Excerpts from Jerry Fodor’s “Modularity of Mind”

“Is the mind really modular?” by Jesse Prinz

“Explaining Behavior”, Chapter 1, by Fred Dretske

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Completion of an individual project

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