Academic Catalog


Course Code: 9020538
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Cognitive Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 9020503
Set 2: 9020504
One of the sets above should be completed before taking COGS538 CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITION .

Course Content

Conceptual clarification (consciousness-awareness-attention-control), kinds of consciousness (access, phenomenological, monitoring, self), the hard problem of consciousness, philosophical approaches to consciousness (analytic, (non-)reductionist, dualist/identity, functional, representational, phenomenological), consciousness in relation to the mind-body problem and to free will, empirical / experimental approaches to consciousness, time and consciousness, (un-)conscious perceptual processes, consciousness and goal-directed human action, neural correlates of consciousness (NCC), computational correlates models of consciousness (CCC/CMC), states of consciousness (blind-sight, binoucular rivalry, flash suppression, sleep etc.), (lucid) dreaming.