Description:12 sound discs (ca. 720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series:Great courses (Compact disc)
Subjects:Critical thinking -- Talking books.
Subjects:Thought and thinking -- Talking books.
Other Author:Teaching Company
Notes:Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, bibliography and discography.
Notes:Taught by: Professor Steven Novella, Yale School of Medicine.
Contents:Necessity of thinking about thinking -- Neuroscience of belief -- Errors of perception -- Flaws and fabrications of memory -- Pattern recognition: seeing what's not there -- Our constructed reality -- Structure and purpose of argument -- Logic and logical fallacies -- Heuristics and cognitive biases -- Poor at probability: our innate innumeracy -- Toward better estimates of what's probably -- Culture and mass delusions -- Philosophy and presuppositions of science -- Science and the supernatural -- Varieties and quality of scientific evidence -- Great scientific blunders -- Science versus pseudoscience -- Many kinds of pseudoscience -- Trap of grand conspiracy thinking -- Denialism: rejecting science and history -- Marketing, scams, and urban legends -- Science, media, and democracy -- Experts and scientific consensus -- Critical thinking and science in your life.