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STS.010 Neuroscience and Society, Fall 2008

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dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2008 2012-03-09T05:07:28Z 2012-03-09T05:07:28Z 2008-12
dc.identifier STS.010-Fall2008
dc.identifier.other STS.010
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-8479cf1ba586a004f02370f6d516a871
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
dc.language.iso en-US
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dc.subject cognitive science en
dc.subject evolutionary psychology en
dc.subject neurobiology en
dc.subject imaging en
dc.subject MRI en
dc.subject CT scan en
dc.subject fMRI en
dc.subject brain en
dc.subject mind en
dc.subject impluse en
dc.subject brain imaging en
dc.subject morality en
dc.subject moral reasoning en
dc.subject decision making en
dc.subject intelligence en
dc.subject empathy en
dc.subject trust en
dc.subject religion en
dc.subject love en
dc.subject emotion en
dc.subject gender differences en
dc.subject sexuality en
dc.subject stress en
dc.subject prejudice en
dc.subject mental focus en
dc.subject psychopharmaceuticals en
dc.subject antidepressant en
dc.subject neuroeconomics en
dc.subject neuromarketing en
dc.subject neurotheology en
dc.subject cognitive enhancement en
dc.subject witness en
dc.subject courtroom testimony en
dc.subject addiction en
dc.subject violence en
dc.subject learning en
dc.subject behavior en
dc.title STS.010 Neuroscience and Society, Fall 2008 en
dc.title.alternative Neuroscience and Society en
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 302401 en
dc.subject.cip Neuroscience en 2012-03-09T05:07:29Z

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