Psychology 24, Section 1

The Shattered Mind (1 unit, P/NP)

Professor Mark D'Esposito
Monday 12:00-1:00, 10 Giannini Hall, Class number: 32797

In this seminar, we will read and discuss chapters from a book entitled "The Shattered Mind" by Dr. Howard Gardner. As Dr. Gardner states, "It is my purpose in this book to demonstrate that a host of critical issues in psychology can be illuminated by a thoughtful study of the behavior and testimony of brain-damaged individuals." Such topics will include aphasia, amnesia and the frontal lobe syndrome. The case studies that are presented in the book will be supplemented by patients seen and cared for by Dr. D'Esposito, who is a practicing neurologist.

Instructor Bio

I am a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Director of the UC Berkeley Brain Imaging Center as well as a practicing neurologist.

Faculty web site: http://despolab.berkeley.edu