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PHIL 29913 - Phil, Science & Psyc of Intelligence

Course Credit: 1
(NEUR)
Philosophy, Science and Psychology of Intelligence This course will examine key episodes in the history of philosophical and scientific thinking about intelligence, including cutting-edge debates in differential psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Topics will include conceptions of the intellect in ancient and modern philosophy, craniometry, IQ testing and the Flynn effect, mental chronometry, fMRI and PET studies of the neural correlates of intelligence, the nature and composition of intelligence(s), and the relationships between intelligence, know-how, rationality, and creativity. Our guiding question throughout will be how various technical notions of intelligence relate to lay talk about people being smart.