Class Times: Spring 2016
The mind can be examined through numerous lenses, each of which illuminates important aspects of how information is processed, organized, and transferred within and across individuals. Operating under the assumption that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, this seminar aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the mind. Towards this end, students will be encouraged to engage with concepts, literature, and peers with backgrounds in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, and music cognition, amongst other disciplines. While much of the course material will be organized around the broad topic of “mind reading,” students will be prompted to exploit these diverse perspectives as they seek to address their own research questions in the form of the senior project.