"What is Cognitive Science?" Talks

"What is Cognitive Science?" Talk Series

Thursdays, Psychology Building 101, 12:00pm

Fall 2014 Schedule

Sep 25 Dr. Sebastian Tomasz Kolodziejczyk   (Jagiellonian University, Institute of Philosophy (KRAKOW))
Wedding without tin cans? Limited epistemic access, managing content of experience, requirement of extensionality, and normative commitment.
Oct 2 Dr. Stephen Jose Hanson   (Rutgers University, Director of RUBIC and Professor of Psychology, Newark)
Brain Reading in the Human Visual Pathways: Why there is no FACE area in the brain
Oct 9 Dr. Seth Yalcin   (UC Berkeley, Department of Philosophy)
Epistemic Modality De Re
Oct 16 Dr. Kathryn Davidson (Talk co-sponsored by the Rutgers Byrne Seminars)   (Yale University, Linguistics and Cognitive Science)
Sign language classifier predicates and the relationship between language, gesture, demonstration, and quotation
Nov 13 Dr. Pat Shafto   (University of Louisville, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences)
The social nature of learning
Dec 4 Dr. Thomas Papathomas   (Rutgers University, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Laboratory of VIsion Research)
Interactions of bottom-up and top-down processes in visual perception

"What is Cognitive Science?"

This lunchtime talks series is designed to introduce the University community to issues in Cognitive Science. Cognitive Science is one the the few fields where modern developments in computer science and artificial intelligence promise to shed light on classical problems in psychology and the philosophy of the mind. Ancient questions of how we see the world, understand language, and reason, and questions such as 'how a material system can know about the outside world', are being explored with the powerful new conceptual prosthetics of computer modeling.

The talks in this lunchtime lecture series are every Thursday during the Fall semester from ** 12:00-1:00 ** in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on Busch Campus..

Note: Talks are also announced by email (with reminders sent the day of the talk) to people who have requested to be placed on our announce list. If you would like to be added to our announce list, please email Sue Cosentino ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


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