Fall 2019

Books on the Brain


Sarah M. Turgeon (Section 01)


The Male Brain, The Female Brain, The Mommy Brain, The Sexual Brain, The Teenage Brain, The Hungry Brain, Your Brain on Porn: an increasing number of scientists are publishing books for the general reader on recent advances in neuroscience and how we can apply these scientific findings to our daily lives. This course will provide an introduction to the workings of the brain and will examine how these books interpret scientific data and package results for the general public. We will seek out the original sources upon which the authors base their claims and consider the extent to which the research is being represented accurately to the public.

Fall semester. Professor Turgeon.


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Research, Attention to Writing, Science & Math for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019