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  • 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...

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

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

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/tzW7tYFGBro

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

    Do Non-...

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  • 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...

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  • 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

    BIO
    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...

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  • 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...

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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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