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STS.010 Neuroscience and Society, Fall 2008

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dc.contributor.author Schüll, Natasha en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-12
dc.identifier STS.010-Fall2008
dc.identifier local: STS.010
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-8479cf1ba586a004f02370f6d516a871
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/69618
dc.description.abstract This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
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dc.subject cognitive science en_US
dc.subject evolutionary psychology en_US
dc.subject neurobiology en_US
dc.subject imaging en_US
dc.subject MRI en_US
dc.subject CT scan en_US
dc.subject fMRI en_US
dc.subject brain en_US
dc.subject mind en_US
dc.subject impluse en_US
dc.subject brain imaging en_US
dc.subject morality en_US
dc.subject moral reasoning en_US
dc.subject decision making en_US
dc.subject intelligence en_US
dc.subject empathy en_US
dc.subject trust en_US
dc.subject religion en_US
dc.subject love en_US
dc.subject emotion en_US
dc.subject gender differences en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.subject prejudice en_US
dc.subject mental focus en_US
dc.subject psychopharmaceuticals en_US
dc.subject antidepressant en_US
dc.subject neuroeconomics en_US
dc.subject neuromarketing en_US
dc.subject neurotheology en_US
dc.subject cognitive enhancement en_US
dc.subject witness en_US
dc.subject courtroom testimony en_US
dc.subject addiction en_US
dc.subject violence en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.subject behavior en_US
dc.title STS.010 Neuroscience and Society, Fall 2008 en_US
dc.title.alternative Neuroscience and Society en_US


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