What is Cognitive Science

The use of cognition as an interpretative device in prehistoric archaeology

Dr. Carmel Schrire

Thursday, October 16, 2003, 12:00pm - 07:00pm

Anthropology, Rutgers University

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October 16, 2003 at 12:00 p.m.

Psychology Room 101, Busch Campus

Dr. Carmel Schrire

Anthropology, Rutgers University

The use of cognition as an interpretative device in prehistoric archaeology

There is a major debate in prehistoric archaeology regarding the date and nature of the evolution of
people who think like we do. It draws on elements of what archaeologists call "cognition", but rests
heavily on material remains that are defined as signifying "modern symbolic thought". I will present
this debate to you, using pictures and objects, in order to garner your views on the matters that beset archaeologists.

Dr. Carmel Schrire


"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.

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