PSYC 133. Metaphor and Mind Seminar
Metaphor and other forms of figurative language use are fundamental to human thought. Can studying metaphor help us understand the representation of meaning in the brain and the communication of meaning between minds? How do metaphors affect our conceptualization of the world and of each other? This seminar examines scientific theories of metaphor use and understanding from psycholinguistics, cognitive science, philosophy of language, and neuroscience.
This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Prerequisite: PSYC 033. Cognitive Psychology , PSYC 034. Psychology of Language or COGS 001. Introduction to Cognitive Science or permission of the instructor.
Eligible for COGS.
Catalog chapter: Psychology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology
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