The Human Brain

Labeled image of a human cortex with regions marked with different colors.

Image of a cortex with colored labels of the regions resposible for various perceptual and cognitive functions. (Courtesy of the instructor.)


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Spring 2019



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This course surveys the core perceptual and cognitive abilities of the human mind and asks how they are implemented in the brain. Key themes include the representations, development, and degree of functional specificity of these components of mind and brain. The course will take students straight to the cutting edge of the field, empowering them to understand and critically evaluate empirical articles in the current literature.

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Nancy Kanwisher. 9.13 The Human Brain. Spring 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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