Words, Faces and Other Minds

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Cognitive Science
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Hampshire College
Human social interaction relies upon the ability to correctly attribute beliefs, goals, and percepts to other people. This set of meta-representational abilities--a "theory of mind"--allows us to understand the behaviour of others. Individuals with autism are often thought to lack a theory of mind as they show impairments on tasks testing this ability, as well as impairments on tasks involving language and face processing. In this course we will examine the links between these three domains-language, face processing and social cognition, and the role each plays in helping us navigate the social world. Prerequisite: One prior course in cognitive science, cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, comparative psychology, linguistics, neuroscience or any other relevant area
Writing and Research In this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This time includes reading, writing, research.
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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Words, Faces and Other Minds
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Joanna Morris jamCCS@hampshire.edu 09:00AM-10:20AM M;09:00AM-10:20AM W Adele Simmons Hall 221;Adele Simmons Hall 221