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October 2016

Theory of Mind – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Speakers Laurie Santos, Rebecca Saxe, and Joshua Knobe will discuss the topic of theory of mind, moderated by Patricia Kitcher.

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November 2016

Characterizing Animals in Science and Fiction | Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

November 28, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Animal characters have been used throughout history in stories and fables. Is our fascination with these characters purely a cultural product or can they reveal something about human psychology?

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December 2016

The Transmission of Knowledge: Tool Use and Cognition | Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

December 12, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Why have so many animals evolved the ability to use or craft tools, as well as the cognitive capacity to learn these techniques from others?

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February 2017

Presidential Scholars Research Symposium

February 13, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Current Presidential Scholars will discuss their cross-disciplinary research and new findings on topics in Society and Neuroscience.

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March 2017

Neuroscience in the Body: Perspectives at the Periphery | Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

March 6, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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From the perspective of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and the science of touch, we consider the physiological environments in which neurons are embedded.

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April 2017

The Human Sense of Smell | Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

April 13, 4:15 PM - 7:00 PM
The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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How does our brain make sense of scents and flavors? To explore the human sense of smell in its perceptual, neural, and cultural dimensions, the panel brings together cross-disciplinary perspectives from neuroscience, philosophy, and perfumery.

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May 2017

Sound Studies and Auditory Neuroscience: New Perspectives on Listening | Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 1, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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This seminar features leading scholars from auditory neuroscience, sound studies, and music cognition discussing scientific and humanistic perspectives on the role of acoustic conditions and cultural exposure on the formation of the sense of hearing itself.

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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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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? Featuring perspectives from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and philosophy, our speakers probe the distinction between metaphors and models that emerge from thinking and reasoning and how these are applied in public discourse about science.

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December 2017

Educating the Brain: How the Acquisition of Reading and Mathematics Affects Human Brain Circuits

December 4, 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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Stanislas Dehaene, Professor and Chair of Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Collège de France, will discuss how regions of the brain, especially the visual cortex, change as children acquire reading and math skills. Can these findings aid in the better development of educational tools and practices?

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