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Origins of Knowledge
PSYC 348
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 348

In this course we will discuss in depth a selection of current topics in cognitive development, centering on questions concerning the origins of knowledge. What kinds of knowledge do we possess even very early in life? How does that knowledge change over time, within the human lifespan, and through what processes? How is it organized in the mind/brain? Finally, how are the building blocks of human knowledge similar to, and different from, the contents of the minds of nonhuman animals? We will read and discuss behavioral and neuroimaging research investigating the cognitive capacities of humans and various nonhuman species. We will approach these questions through the use of case studies from specific topics areas in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive development.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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