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My name is Katie and I am a

My name is Katie and I am a junior Psych major/Education minor at Haverford. I spent the summer teaching English to children with little to no prior understanding of the language. This experience has led me to examine how we communicate with individuals, especially when language becomes more of a hindrance than a helpful tool. In relation to this class, I expect that we will be able to communicate effectively, but the variety of backgrounds and disciplines will also present challenges. However, by working through these issues and looking at problems through different perspectives, I think we will ultimately benefit from the diversity within the class.

Questions:

1) What happens in the brain when we have "Aha!" moments? (reach epiphanies, have breakthrough or novel ideas, solve complex problems)

2) Do other species (besides humans) actively and purposefully deceive others?

3) How does free will relate to neurobiology and chemical pathways?

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