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Title : STS.010 Neuroscience and Society (MIT)

Description : This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research at once 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.

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2010

Creator :

Date : 2010-08-12T16:08:01+05:00

Relation : STS.010

Language : en-US

Subject : cognitive science

Subject : evolutionary psychology

Subject : neurobiology

Subject : brain imaging

Subject : MRI

Subject : CT scan

Subject : fMRI

Subject : brain

Subject : mind

Subject : morality

Subject : moral reasoning

Subject : decision making

Subject : intelligence

Subject : empathy

Subject : trust

Subject : religion

Subject : love

Subject : emotion

Subject : gender differences

Subject : sexuality

Subject : stress

Subject : prejudice

Subject : attention

Subject : psychopharmaceuticals

Subject : antidepressant

Subject : neuroeconomics

Subject : neuromarketing

Subject : neurotheology

Subject : cognitive enhancement

Subject : witness

Subject : courtroom testimony

Subject : addiction

Subject : violence

Subject : learning

Subject : behavior

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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