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BCONSC 321 Consciousness Studies (5) I&S/NW K. NOBLE
Introduces the field of consciousness studies. Explores the interaction of mind and body through scientific studies of dreams, intuition, and intention, and anomalous phenomena. Includes the role of mediation and contemplative practices in physical and psychological well-being. Offered: A.
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BCONSC 322 Exploration of Consciousness (5) I&S/NW K. NOBLE
Explores consciousness studies. Investigates the impact of thoughts and emotions on brain functioning, biological plasticity, and psychological development. Topics include mediation and neurosciences, animal consciousness, environmental awareness, and the convergence of science and spirituality. Prerequisite: BCONSC 321. Offered: W.
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BCONSC 323 Psychology and Science of Dreams (5) I&S/NW K. NOBLE
Explores the psychology and science of dreams. Topics include the history and theories of dreams, modern experimental studies of dreaming and dream content, lucid dreams, contribution of dreams to scientific creativity, and dream incubation and interpretation techniques. Offered: Sp.
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BCONSC 325 Mind and Matter (5) I&S/NW S. COLLINS
Explores the relationship between mental and physical events in the constitution and representation of reality. Integrates perspectives from philosophy of mind and modern physics to build insight into the relationship between matter and mind; the nature of consciousness, and possibilities for free will. Prerequisite: BCONSC 321 Offered: Sp.
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BCONSC 424 Consciousness and the Natural World (5) I&S/NW K. NOBLE
Analyzes increasingly complex models of consciousness in the natural world and evaluates their ethical implications. Aims to help understand the power of scientific paradigms and their influence on human understanding and of interaction with other species. Prerequisite: BCONSC 322. Offered: Sp.
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BCONSC 425 Consciousness and Well-Being (5) I&S/NW K. NOBLE
Explores the complex processes involved in implicit cognitive and neuroplasticity; the role of thought, emotion, and meditation in shaping the brain; and possibilities for enhancing human psychological development. Prerequisite: BCONSC 322.
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