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Dec 26th 2016

The Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism and science are deeply compatible and has encouraged Western scholars to critically examine both the meditative practice and Buddhist ideas about the human mind. A number of scientists and philosophers have taken up this challenge. There have been brain scans of meditators and philosophical examinations of Buddhist doctrines. There have even been discussions of Darwin and the Buddha: Do early Buddhist descriptions of the mind, and of the human condition, make particular sense in light of evolutionary psychology?

Average: 6.2 (16 votes)
Dec 12th 2016

This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. We’ll begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects? Then we’ll spend the rest of the course gaining an introductory overview of several different areas of philosophy.

Average: 5.9 (22 votes)
Dec 12th 2016

This course highlights the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness.

Average: 7.1 (8 votes)
Dec 5th 2016

Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science, what we can study are the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul and its prospects of surviving the death of the body.

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Dec 5th 2016

Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science, what we can study are the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul and its prospects of surviving the death of the body. Why are soul and afterlife beliefs so common in human history? Are there adaptive advantages to assuming souls exist?

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Nov 15th 2016

Learn about the neuroscience and psychology of the mind including memory, thinking, reasoning, and language.

Average: 4.5 (8 votes)
Nov 7th 2016

Make better personal and professional decisions and consider the psychological dimension to key ethical and political choices. What are the forces shaping human behaviour? How do we think and decide? This course, from Professor Nick Chater and Warwick Business School, explores the origins of human rationality and irrationality.

Average: 2.8 (19 votes)
Oct 31st 2016

Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course. This free online course will bring together learners and practitioners interested in how the mind works. It aims to build bridges between traditionally antagonistic approaches to understanding the mind.

Average: 6.4 (5 votes)
Oct 25th 2016

El curso pretende dar una breve introducción a conceptos del ámbito de la psicología y la neurología en relación a la mente y sus capacidades, desterrar mitos como que se deja de aprender con la edad, potenciar una mente sana, potente y creativa. Con teoría sencilla y respaldada por numerosos estudios científicos se presentarán ejercicios prácticos destinados a favorecer un aprendizaje divertido y útil.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
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Can love be rational? Are we ever in control? American philosopher of mind Berit Brogaard outlines her new theory of love and uncovers the simple truths about the most complex emotion.

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Oct 3rd 2016

Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed.

Average: 5 (7 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

How do we read and model fictional minds? Introducing cognitive poetics: the application of cognitive science to literary reading.

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Sep 19th 2016

What do we know and what are we discovering about the form and function of the human brain? Find out with this free online course. This free online course is an introduction to the key concepts of the human brain and is designed for the non-specialist. It gives you basic information and explanations, so that you may better understand your own amazing brain.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Aug 30th 2016

This is a course about dementia looking at a broad range of topics including,basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.

Average: 9.1 (32 votes)
Jul 12th 2016

With the ageing of human populations across the globe, dementia is becoming the public health issue of the 21st century. Preventing Dementia is a free five-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that reviews the latest research into factors that may modify risk of dementia.

Average: 8.6 (7 votes)
Feb 2nd 2016

Explore the worlds of sense, thought and the mind, as revealed through the philosophical discipline of phenomenology.

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Nov 17th 2015

An introduction to philosophy of mind, exploring consciousness, reality, AI, and more. The most in-depth philosophy course available online.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)