Summary: Mind And Brain: Introduction To Cognitive Neuroscience

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  • Lecture 1

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  • What are the three mental states?

    Conscious experiences, cognition and emotions.
  • What are the two types of substances?

    • Res cogitans: the thinking substance
    • Res extensas: the physical or extended substance
  • What is Descartes' first method?

    Radical doubt
  • What is Descartes' second method?

    Clear & distinct insights.
  • How did Descartes get rid of the evil demon?

    By accepting the existance and goodness of God to be true.
  • Why do we also have a body and are we a physical substance?

    Because god does not deceive me.
  • What is the interaction problem?

    Descartes not being able to explain how the mental substance and the physical substance interact, because every physical event has a physical cause and mental causes seem to be unintelligible.
  • What is the conceptional incoherence in the concept of dualism?

    The fact that our body, a physical thing, would ''push'' the mind/is the cause of something that is happening in the mind.
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  • What is George Berkeley's solution to the interaction problem?

    There is no interaction, there is only the mind and there is no material substance.
  • How does Berkeley argue?

    Empricism, knowledge stems from experience through observation. You can't see the physical substance, but we see the secondary properties.

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