In Memoriam: Jerry Fodor (1935-2017)
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jerry Fodor. The world’s leading philosopher of mind, Jerry was at the forefront of the cognitive revolution, and a founder of the Rutgers Cognitive Science Center (RuCCS). RuCCS will have an event in Spring 18, and an event in Fall 18 in honor of his memory.
"Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You"
Work by our very own Dr. Rochel Gelman, Dr. C. Randy Gallistel, and former student Dr. Jennifer Jacobs Danan was included in a report on animal counting published in the the New York Times on Feb 5, 2018.
"Human scent is on par with animals, Rutgers professor reports"
Dr. McGann's research was featured on first page of the Daily Targum on Feb 1, 2018.
In his lab, Dr. McGann works with rodents in an attempt to understand the biological systems behind the sense of smell and how the brain differentiates and adapts to different odors, he said. His study centers around the olfactory bulb, an organ located in the front of the brain, that plays a major role in an animal's ability to smell.
Dr. Kristen Syrett wins LSA Early Career Award
We are excited to announce that the Linguistic Society of America has chosen Dr. Kristen Syrett as the recipient of their Early Career Award. Instituted in 2010, this award recognizes scholars early in their career who have made outstanding contributions to the field of linguistics.
Students in Rutgers Psychology Class Probe Religious Mind
Does religion make people moral?
Why do so many Americans disapprove of atheists?
Can science shed new light on how humans acquire religious beliefs?
These are some of the questions Professor Julien Musolino poses in “The Religious Mind,” a psychology course in the School of Arts and Sciences that draws nearly 200 students, filling a large stadium-style lecture hall in the Rutgers Academic Building.