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Understanding Cognition through Development: What Do Animals, Children, and Science Have in Common?

November 2, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Columbia University, Buell Hall, 515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

What is cognition? Inquiry about the architecture of the mind has been approached from different perspectives in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy. Cognition involves a plethora of complex processes such as learning, inference-making, and anticipation. Comparative studies of animal behavior and child development may allow for a more integrated approach to understanding cognition as a unified developmental and collective strategy.

Speakers:
Kristin Andrews, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, York University
Peter Gordon, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Diana Reiss, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Hunter College

Moderator: 
Ann-Sophie Barwich, PhD, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

This event is part of the Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series.

Kristin Andrews, Associate Professor of Philosophy, York University

Peter Gordon, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Diana Reiss, Professor of Psychology, Hunter College

Panel Discussion