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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Nov 20, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PSYC 031A. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

This course focuses on the neural underpinnings of cognitive (memory, attention), social (theory of mind, empathy), and affective (emotion, evaluation) processes, as well as how they interact with and contribute to each other. We consider how such processes are implemented at the neural level, but also how neural mechanisms help give rise to social and emotional phenomena. Many believe that the expansion of the human brain evolved due to the complex demands of dealing with others - competing or cooperating with them, deceiving or empathizing with them, understanding or misjudging them. In this course, we review current theories and methods guiding social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience, taking a multi-level approach to understanding the brain in its social context.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 .
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for COGS
Fall 2018. Norris.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
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