Cultured Brain: Neuroscience of Perception and Action
Explores mimesis in cognition and culture as an emergent product of perceptual and motor processing. Topics include touch, proprioception, vision, visual psychophysics and visual perception, motor control, embodied cognition, and functional anatomy of the human brain. Exploration of neuroscience theories and controversies in the context of France entails observation of social and performative movement, phenomenological examination of visual art, and experiential studies of contemporary Parisian culture. Instruction in English. Prior completion of NEUROSCI 101/102 or any NEUROSCI Focus Program course recommended. Offered in Duke Neurohumanities in Paris program. Instructor consent required.