What Is a Mind?

Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course

Course Summary

Why to enroll this course?

This free online course will bring together learners and practitioners interested in how the mind works.

It aims to build bridges between traditionally antagonistic approaches to understanding the mind.

While advances in the medical understanding of how the brain functions can shed light on neurological functions and disorders, the essential question of what the mind is speaks to a different problem.

Together, these will help us think about the fundamental questions: what it is to be a mind, why we have a mind and what it feels like to have a mind.

You can find out more in Professor Mark Solms’s posts for the FutureLearn blog: “What is a mind?

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