Topics: Belief in the Brain
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Area of Study
This course will provide broad coverage on the topic of belief and doubt. Philosophical and scientific perspectives will be analyzed with emphasis on how current neuroscience informs these perspectives. The link between more “intuitive” beliefs (such as perceptual beliefs) and “reflective” beliefs (such as religious beliefs) will be examined in detail. Studies examining religious cognition/neuroscience and limitations to these studies will be also be examined. This course is designed as an advanced, seminar course where heavy emphasis will be placed on reading primary literature prior to coming to class and discussions based on those readings. Prerequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience or permission of the instructor.
Asp, Erik, "PSY5980-01.Topics: Belief in the Brain.Sp16.Asp,Erik" (2016). Syllabi. 7112.