Explore the mind to understand the world.

The neurophilosophy major provides the opportunity to study the conceptual, physical, behavioral, and moral aspects of cognition and the mind-brain. The collaborative study of the mind involving neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy has been and continues to be an extremely active and productive area of research, appealing to those who wish both to apply empirical brain research to enduring questions of human nature and apply logical and conceptual analysis to neuroscience and its potential policy, medical, and legal applications. Broad areas of study in this field include the nature of the mind, the nature of brain activity, the mind-brain relationship, artificial intelligence, neuroethics, neurolaw, and models of psychopathology.

If you pursue this major, you will receive a solid grounding in both neurosciences and philosophical methodology, including functional cognitive neuroscience, statistical analysis, empirical research methodology, logic, and philosophy of mind.


Patrick Hopkins

Professor of Philosophy; Director of the Neurophilosophy Major; Jennie Carlisle Golding Chair in Philosophy

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