Lectures: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session
The teaching of the evolutionary forces that created the brain is conspicuously lacking in most programs in brain and cognitive science. This course, featuring lectures, commentaries, and discussion by evolutionary-minded researchers in human and animal cognition, is meant to help fill that gap.
Current research on the evolution and development of cognition and affect, including intuitive physics, biology, and psychology, language, emotions, sexuality, social relations.
Papers on reserve the week before. Guest lecture, followed by commentary and discussion led by instructors and students.