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September 2017

Sidney Hankerson – Writing a New Story Together: Confronting Mental Health Disparities with Community Partnerships

September 18, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Lecture Hall (3rd Floor), 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street)
New York, NY United States
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This lecture will highlight an innovative, community-focused approach to delivering mental health services.

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October 2017

Music and Meaning – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

October 19, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The extraordinary power of music to communicate complex emotions and thoughts has fascinated scientists and philosophers for centuries. How do the philosophical, historical, and cultural analyses of music complement cognitive approaches to explain the social and ethical functions of music? How do these modes of inquiry bear on each other to explain what gives meaning to music?

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November 2017

Metaphors and Models: The Neuroscience of Comparison – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

November 20, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Metaphors and Models: The Neuroscience of Comparison November 20, 4:15PM – 6:15PM, Faculty House, Columbia University This event explores the conceptual force of metaphors in neuroscience.  How do metaphors shape how we think and communicate? How are they represented in the brain? To answer these questions, this event engages with the everyday persistence of these rhetorical tools by examining scientific studies of metaphor use and metaphors in scientific discourse.  Featuring perspectives from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and philosophy, our speakers…

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