recounts what happened at this plantation overlooking Fredericksburg, Virginia. The house served ...
recounts what happened at this plantation overlooking Fredericksburg, Virginia. The house served as a headquarters and communications center for generals and commanders. When General Irvin McDowell was housed there, President Lincoln visited to confer with about strategy. Later in the war, the house served as a hospital where Clara Barton and Walt Whitman tended to wounded soldiers. Four major battles were fought in the countryside surrounding Chatham.
This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas ...
This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research at once reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies.