Brains are squishy biological stuff. How can a brain think? In this course we’ll explore the architecture of the mind, to try to understand how minds can think, know, feel, and experience the world around them.
Cognitive Science is based in psychology, but includes insights from neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, and philosophy of mind. If a student has taken a psychology class already, that’s a terrific introduction, but is not necessary for this course.
Click the “What to Expect” tab to see the list of topics we’ll cover.
Notes to Parents:
- This course is intended for students at the high-school level. Potentially sensitive topics may come up in discussion, such as racial prejudice, sexual attraction, or the effects of drugs on the brain. If students raise these issues they will be addressed honestly in an age-appropriate fashion.
- If you have questions about whether this course is right for your child, please contact the instructor, Dr. Meg, at firstname.lastname@example.org
“I love that my son gets to delve deeply into areas of interest via Athena‘s classes. I’ve watched one of those interests grow throughout the course of Dr. Wilson’s Cognitive Science class, and that fire has been fueled so much by her class that he is planning on taking several more in coming semesters.” ~ Parent Amanda P.