Sarah M. Turgeon (Section 01)
The Male Brain, The Female Brain, The Mommy Brain, The Sexual Brain, The Teenage Brain, The Hungry Brain, Your Brain on Porn: there has been a recent increase in the publication of books for the general reader on recent advances in neuroscience and how we can apply these scientific findings to our daily lives. This course will provide an introduction to the workings of the brain and will examine how these books interpret scientific data and package results for the general public. We will seek out original sources upon which the authors base their claims and consider the extent to which the research is being represented accurately to the public.
Fall semester. Professor Turgeon.