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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.

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.
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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.

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English


Episodes

Cognitive Psychology

4/12/2010
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A short introduction to this album.

Duration:00:00:47

What is consciousness?

9/3/2008
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What does consciousness mean? How artists, writers and scientists understood consciousness in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Duration:00:06:44

Consciousness: the central psychological question

9/3/2008
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The difficulties of explaining consciousness scientifically.

Duration:00:02:07

The evolution of consciousness

9/3/2008
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Are animals conscious? Can we produce conscious machines?

Duration:00:03:36

Consciousness: a first person experience

9/3/2008
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Could we programme consciousness into a computer? Are there varying degrees of consciousness?

Duration:00:03:34

Consciousness and experience

9/3/2008
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The link between experience, consciousness and language and how it gives us an evolutionary advantage.

Duration:00:04:23

What is consciousness for?

9/3/2008
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The purpose of consciousness, and how it governs the imaginative use of our sensory apparatus.

Duration:00:05:00