Cognitive Psychology

by The Open University · · · · 3 subscribers

The consciousness of the human mind has long been a topic of fascination and curiosity amongst writers, artists and psychologists, from Carl Jung and Salvador Dali to Virginia Wolfe and Gertrude Stein. This album explores our understanding of consciousness, and features a discussion on some of psychology's most complex questions: what does it mean to be a conscious human, and what purposes our consciousness serves. This material forms part of The Open University course DD303 Cognitive psychology.

Cognitive Psychology April 12, 2010

A short introduction to this album.

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Cognitive Psychology April 12, 2010
A short introduction to this album.
What is consciousness? Sept. 3, 2008
What does consciousness mean? How artists, writers and scientists understood consciousness in the 19th and 20th centuries.
What is consciousness? Sept. 3, 2008
What does consciousness mean? How artists, writers and scientists understood consciousness in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The difficulties of explaining consciousness scientifically.
The difficulties of explaining consciousness scientifically.
Are animals conscious? Can we produce conscious machines?
Are animals conscious? Can we produce conscious machines?
Could we programme consciousness into a computer? Are there varying degrees of consciousness?
Could we programme consciousness into a computer? Are there varying degrees of consciousness?
The link between experience, consciousness and language and how it gives us an evolutionary advantage.
The link between experience, consciousness and language and how it gives us an evolutionary advantage.
The purpose of consciousness, and how it governs the imaginative use of our sensory apparatus.
The purpose of consciousness, and how it governs the imaginative use of our sensory apparatus.