What is Cognitive Science

Each talk will be about 15 minutes in length. We will take breaks after each talk just in case anyone needs to leave.

Professors Fu Xiaolan, Yang Yufang, Han Buxin, Zhang Tao, and Cai Huajian

Thursday, October 06, 2011, 12:00pm - 07:00pm

Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Science

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Professor Fu Xiaolan, Director, will present a talk on the overview of the Institute (research field is Cognitive Psychology)

Professor Han Buxin, will present a talk on Mental Health in Cognitive Aging

Professor Zhang Tao, will present a talk on Visual Attention in Animals

Professor Yang Yufang, will present a talk on Psycholinguistics

Professor Cai Huajian, will present a talk on Implicit Social Cognition and Cultural Differences in the Perception of Self and Others

Professors Fu Xiaolan, Yang Yufang, Han Buxin, Zhang Tao, and Cai Huajian


"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 the Business Office (business_manager@ruccs.rutgers.edu).