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April 2016

Prediction: How Forecasting and Prospection Shape Thought – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

April 18, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Speakers: David Danks, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University Karl Friston, Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Scientific Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging; Professor of Neurology, University College London Carol Krumhansl, Professor of Psychology, Cornell University Moderator: Christopher Peacocke, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University Prediction plays a fundamental role in cognition. Accurate prediction allows humans and other animals to act in ways that anticipate future states of the environment, potentially reducing the threat posed by dangers and increasing…

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May 2016

Neuroscience and Education – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 2, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Speakers: David Hansen, PhD, Aohn L & Sue Ann Weinberg Professor in Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Southern California Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University Moderator: Andrew Goldman, PhD, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University As our understanding of neuroscience grows, so too does our potential ability to apply that knowledge to…

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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

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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Our panelists approach questions about animals and the human imagination from perspectives in history, literature, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience.

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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, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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Why have so many animals from across the evolutionary tree evolved the ability to learn to use tools, as well as the cognitive capacity to learn from others?

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February 2017

Presidential Scholars Research Symposium

February 13, 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027 United States
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This event will include presentations from several of our Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, who will discuss their current cross-disciplinary research and findings.

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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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Moderated by a current Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, this discussion will extend across practices distinguished by disciplinary and cultural boundaries to explore neuroscience at the periphery of the body.

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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, 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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September 2017

Andrew Goldman: Musical Improvisation as a Way of Knowing

September 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dodge Hall, Room 622, 2960 Broadway
New York, 10027 United States
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Dodge Hall, Room 622 Speaker: Andrew Goldman, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University Andrew Goldman is a music theorist specializing in music cognition. He completed his PhD in 2015 at the University of Cambridge with Prof. Ian Cross on the cognition of musical improvisation. He is currently a Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the music department. His current work focuses on developing theories of improvisation that are compatible with…

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