STS.066 Brains and Culture: Love, Lies & Neurotransmitters, Fall 2002
Brains and Culture: Love, Lies & Neurotransmitters
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Subject examines the brain as a cultural object in contemporary media, science, and society. Explores cultural assumptions about neuroscience by drawing on anthropology, history, semiotics, and the cognitive sciences. Topics include historical views of the brain; digital images of the brain; psychopharmacology; mental illness; neurotransmitters; and the culture of brain science. Class assignments include three brief analytical papers and one oral presentation.
brain, cultural object, contemporary media, science, society, cultural assumptions, neuroscience, anthropology, history, semiotics, cognitive sciences, historical views, digital images, psychopharmacology, mental illness, neurotransmitters, brain science, Science -- Social aspects, Brain