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  • Susan E. Carey, Harvard University
    Friday, April 28, 2017, 4:00 pm, Moore B03, reception to follow

    Do Non-Linguistic Creatures have a Fodorian (Logic-Like/Language-Like) Language of Thought? 
    The adult human conceptual repertoire is a unique phenomenon earth. Human adults build hierarchical representations on the fly, distinguishing “Molecules are made of tiny atoms” (True) from “Atoms are made of tiny molecules” (False).  It is unknown whether non-...

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  • 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...

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  • FOCUS COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PRE-REQS
    Learning and Education      
    1 EDUC01 The Learning Brain: Introduction to Child Development and Education  
    2 EDUC16 Educational...
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    FOCUS COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PRE-REQS
    Language Acquisition / Psycholinguistics      
    1 EDUC58 Language Acquisition and Development  
    Three from: EDUC50 The...
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  • FOCUS COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PRE-REQS
    Neuroeconomics      
    1 PSYC50.02 Decision-Making PSYC1 or 6
    2 ECON21 Microeconomics ECON1 and MATH3; or 1 of: [MATH 8, 11,...
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  • FOCUS COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PRE-REQS
    Consciousness      
    1 PHIL35 Mind and Psychology 1 PHIL / IP
    Either: PSYC51.01 The Neuroscience of the Mind-Body Problem ...
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  • Do brain interventions to treat disease change the essence of who we are?

    New technologies bring questions that have belonged to the abstract realm of philosophers into concrete focus. Why do medical interventions in the brain feel different than those elsewhere in the body?

    These days, most of us accept that minds are dependent on brain function and wouldn’...

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  • Why do you connect with some people and not with others? How can you feel that you really understand someone, only to discover that you're wrong? Thalia Wheatley, an associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, strives to answer these questions and other mysteries of human emotion by “looking under the hood” at how the brain governs social thought and behavior. Wheatley earned her MA and PhD in social psychology from the University of Virginia and came to...

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  • This Focus on Faculty Q&A is part of an ongoing series of interviews exploring what keeps Dartmouth professors busy inside—and outside—the classroom.

    With about 100 billion cells in the human brain (and each having upwards of 10,000 connections with other cells), David Bucci, a professor of psychological and brain sciences, pinpoints the big question in 21st-century brain science: How do...

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  • This Focus on Faculty Q&A is one in an ongoing series of interviews exploring what keeps Dartmouth professors busy inside—and outside—the classroom.

    Devin Balkcom, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, spends a lot of time thinking about the best way to get from here to there. Specifically, he studies the fundamental mechanics of locomotion and manipulation—the interface between robots and the...

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