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Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience

The goal of this this program is to equip students with the methodology and basic knowledge required to approach the fundamental question, "what is a human being?", from an interdisciplinary perspective. Indeed, the reason we want to understand the brain is because we want to understand human beings. The development of neuroscience in recent years has been remarkable, but the emphasis has been on neuron function and molecular genetics. While such studies are no doubt essential, they are not the neuroscience needed to understand human beings. In this program, we aim to rethink neuroscience from the viewpoint of adaptation, and teach neuroscience as the science of human beings. Lectures are thus given to develop understanding of human cognition along the axes of language, society and behavior, both from the analytic viewp of information processing, and the integrated view of evolution. This kind of program is unique, not only domestically but also internationally. The program is closely related to the Center of Evolutionary Cognitive Sciences at the Komaba Campus, which allows students to receive practical training and to participate in research conducted at the Center.

 

Global Ethics Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience Barrier-free Studies Science Interpreter Training Program

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