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"What is a human mind? What is an animal mind? What properties do they share (if any)?" Kasia Bieszczad and Jenny Wang (Dept. of Psychology, Rutgers University)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 02:00pm - 05:00pm

via Zoom

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RuCCS Marquee Course Series: Making a Mind with a Brain         

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Course Aims

Where does our knowledge come from? What are the ontogenetic and phylogenetic origins of human thinking?
- In this course we will explore the origins of human knowledge using a comparative approach to behavioral neuroscience and developmental science.

These varied perspectives will bring a unique synergy to discussions on topics about where the mind comes from. This class has an open-door policy to any member of these communities and across graduate departments to join in on our class discussions once, twice or throughout the entire semester course activities.

What is a Marquee Course?
RuCCS Marquee courses are special graduate courses in which multiple faculty teach together in the same classroom at the same time to explore a shared area of expertise from diverse perspectives. These courses are intended to attract students from across the University and to be a highlight of the RuCCS experience for students and faculty alike. Unlike most team-taught courses, the defining feature of Marquee Courses is that multiple faculty are teaching simultaneously and interacting with each other and the students in the classroom. Therefore, this experience may not be the “typical” lecture-style format, but rather much more interactive and stimulating.


  • Prof. Kasia BieszczadThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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