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  • Reed 108, 4:00 pm, Lecturer: David Cope, University of California at Santa Cruz

    This event is free and open to the public!

    David Cope will explain why he created his computer program Experiments in Musical Intelligence, how this program works, why he created over 1,000 music compositions using Experiments in Musical Intelligence, and why he no longer composes using this software.

    David Cope is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and...

  • Friday, March 4, 2016, 4:00 pm, Reed 108

    Lecturer: Brenda Rapp, Cognitive Science Program, John Hopkins University

    A major source of our knowledge about the world comes from our sensory and motor interactions with it.  Given this, it is perhaps not surprising that it has been long debated whether human knowledge consists solely of the sensory and motor brain states encoded during previous experiences (the embodied cognition viewpoint) or whether it also...

  • The notion of representation is central to the mind-brain sciences. Virtually all theories of perception, action, language, and cognition explicitly or, too often, implicitly make assumptions about the levels and types of representations involved in these processes. Why do we need representations? How do we formulate and evaluate representational claims? Here I discuss an example from my own research in which specific representational claims were proposed and evaluated through behavioral,...

  • 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’...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...