Thursdays, offered at 9:30-11:00 a.m. & at 1:00-2:30 p.m.
8-week course begins 3/18
Learn how the brain integrates information and controls our biology, how the mind organizes conscious and unconscious mental activity, and why intelligence is the ability to learn or understand or deal with new situations. Discover how they are connected, why they may have evolved that way, and how cognition changes as we age. Finally, are humans special or simply at one end of a spectrum? Recommended Reading: David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You, ISBN 978-0525433446 (paperback, 2017 edition) or ISBN 978-1101870532 (hardcover, 2015 edition). Barbara Snapp received her Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Cornell University where her research focused on the ecological adaptiveness of behavior. Her passion is teaching science, and especially teaching broad survey courses where she can interweave basic themes to build a multidimensional understanding. (The same course is offered in morning and afternoon.)