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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 7.66J (Spring 2001) 
  • Course Title:
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Genetics 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Elly Nedivi
    Prof. Steven Pinker 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 9.19J / 7.66J Cognitive & Behavioral Genetics



    Spring 2001




    Course Highlights


    This course explores the interplay between genetics and cognition. The site features study materials, along with a selection of readings.


    Course Description


    How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior. Use of gene mapping to estimate risk factors for psychological disorders and variation in behavioral and personality traits. Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping techniques, and statistical analysis of large populations and their application to particular studies in behavioral genetics. Topics also include environmental influence on genetic programs, evolutionary genetics, and the larger scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical implications.
     

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