Events

Past Event

Metaphors of the Mind - Public Exhibition

May 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Columbia University, The Heyman Center for the Humanities, 74 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027 (1st Floor, Board Room)

How do we use metaphors to make sense of cognition, memory, and emotions? Join us in this public exhibition featuring metaphors of the mind across cultural, linguistic, social, and disciplinary practices. Episodes include conversations with neuroscientists, historians, literary scholars, and cell biologists who grapple with the physical objects that have been used to anchor and articulate the invisible processes of thinking and feeling. The event will include a discussion panel with Dr. Lan A. Li and Dr. Alex Wragge-Morley. 

Speakers:
Lan A. Li, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University
Alex Wragge-Morley, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, NYU

This public exhibition will follow the Metaphors of the Mind workshop, held on the same day, which will bring together scholars interested in examining the extraordinarily rich variety of languages and images used to describe the mind and its operations. Please note the workshop is not open to the public. Registration is not required for the exhibition.