Instructor: Nancy Kanwisher
Course Number: 9.11
Course Level: Undergraduate
Prerequisites: (MIT) 9.00, or 9.01
Course Website: http://nancysbraintalks.mit.edu/
Surveys the core perceptual and cognitive abilities of the human mind and asks how these abilities are implemented in the brain. Key themes include the representations, development, connectivity, interspecies homologies, and degree of functional specificity of particular brain regions. Also emphasizes the methods available in human cognitive neuroscience, and what inferences can and cannot be drawn from each.