PSYC 323
Visual Consciousness Fall 2022
Division III Writing Skills
Cross-listed PSYC 323 / COGS 323

Class Details

Consciousness is considered as the ‘last great mystery of science.’ In this course we are going to delve into one of the most well-studied areas of this mystery, that is visual consciousness. Do you really perceive everything you look at? Are you aware of everything you see? Is our visual experience a grand illusion? We will start our investigation of such questions by reading about various approaches in understanding human consciousness. Then, we are going to apply these approaches to perception, and discuss theoretical and empirical controversies in visual consciousness. Finally, we are going to focus on evaluating empirical studies that attempt to resolve such controversies. The goal of this course is to build a bridge between theory and experimentation by learning how to interpret the results of scientific studies to shed light on theoretical and philosophical debates in the literature.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1942
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 5 - 7 page essays every other week, and 2-page response papers to their partner's essays in alternate weeks
Prerequisites: COGS 222 (same as PHIL 222 or PSYC 222); or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Cognitive Science concentrators and Psychology majors
Distributions: Division III Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSYC 323 Division III COGS 323 Division II
WS Notes: In a tutorial format, students will receive detailed feedback on their writing each week from the professor, as well as from their partner. Students will receive timely comments on their writing skills, with suggestions for improvement. The written essays will be discussed during tutorial meetings.
Attributes: COGS Interdepartmental Electives
PSYC Area 2 - Cognitive Psychology

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