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I was more on the Dickinsonian spectrum at the beginning of the semester. I didn’t disagree or find it hard to believe the Descartian side of the argument, but I believe more in the Dickinsonian idea, because it seemed like it can be based on scientific proof more than the Descartian can do. And I always find scientific proof more concrete than other types of proof and comfortable believing in them. However, now, I am not so sure. I think my view basically changed everyday based on the topic we discussed in the class that day. Sometimes, brain seemed so capable of everything and others, it was more vulnerable and deceptive that I thought maybe mind actually be separated from the brain.

It’s hard to pick an idea from the class that will stick in my mind the most, because all the topics were so interesting and eye opening to me. But if I had to choose, I would definitely say that when I first heard science does not give definite answers, which was against all my beliefs in science, and also the idea of getting it less wrong to make more right. I think these are very valuable lessons that I can carry on beyond neurobiology class and keep in my mind forever from now on.

I would like to learn more about nature vs. nurture debate and views from each side, cultural influences in thoughts, and more deeply in some neuro-psychological disorders in the brain.

This class was very different from my other classes and I really enjoyed it. Thank you!!!



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