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  • On Episode 25, Nick Zautra (host) talks with Adina Roskies about her life-changing undergraduate experience (filled with pedagogical nightmares) at Yale, graduate study and postdoctoral work in neuroscience and cognitive science, returning to complete a PhD in philosophy at MIT, philosophy of neuroimaging, and the political and policy implications of not understanding how science works.

    SCI PHI is a weekly philosophy of science podcast featuring...

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:45 pm, Moore Hall B03
    Asif Ghanzanfar, Professor of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, PDF iconghazanfarcv.pdf

    Research Interests...

  • Welcome to the Cognitive Science Program!

    Cognitive scientists may focus on particular cognitive faculties, such as language or memory, on specific cognitive phenomena, such as empathy, or on understanding the fundamentals of cognition quite broadly, for example in information-theoretic terms. What sets cognitive science apart from its core areas is its commitment to cross-disciplinary methodology. Students wishing to pursue work in cognitive science take a defined...

  • Evaluating animal threats and human intentions uses common brain network

    A particular wrinkle in the brain may be where you separate a scary scorpion from a benign bunny.  The brain area, involved in social behavior, also assesses how threatening animals are, scientists propose May 11 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

    Twelve adults underwent brain scans while viewing pictures of animals...

  • Do Non-Linguistic Creatures have a Fodorian Language of Thought?  

    To watch Susan Carey's lecture please click on the following "You Tube" links.

    Susan E. Carey, Harvard University
    Friday, April 28, 2017, 4:30 pm, Moore B03, reception to follow

    Do Non-...

  • Lecturer: Shaun B. Nichols, University of Arizona
    Thursday, 4-6-17
    Moore Hall B03, 4:45 pm
    Reception to follow
    This event is free and open to the public!

    About the lecture:
    Philosophical observation and psychological studies indicate that people draw subtle distinctions in the normative domain.  But it remains unclear exactly what gives rise to such distinctions. On one prominent approach, emotion systems trigger non-utilitarian judgments. The main alternative...

  • Thursday, 3-2-17, Reed 108, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, The Evolution of Language
    Friday, 3-3-17, Reed 108, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, The Coming Revolution in Cognitive Science

    Dr. Sydney Lamb, Rice University

    Sydney Lamb, a native of Denver, Colorado, graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, where his dissertation was a description...

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    Dartmouth Hall 105
    Lecturer: Daniel Dennett, Tufts University, Philosophy
    Arthur of Consiousness Explained
    Reception to follow in Thornton Hall Lounge, room 210

    Richard Dawkins’ concept of a meme, an item of culture that is differentially replicated and hence evolves by natural selection, has provoked many misguided attacks, and yet survived in heavily transformed guise to become a dreaded buzzword.  Today we can plot...

  • Students prior to the class of 2020 and plan on doing the old major: fill out this PDF iconmajor worksheet.pdf

    Class of 2020 and beyond and those prior to 2020 planning on doing the new major plan: fill out...

    Learning and Education      
    1 EDUC01 The Learning Brain: Introduction to Child Development and Education  
    2 EDUC16 Educational...