Past Event

Metaphors of the Mind - Public Exhibition

May 17, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, Board Room, 1st Floor

Event Description:

How do we use metaphors to make sense of cognition, memory, and emotions? This public exhibition will feature 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. 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.

Event Speakers:

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

Event Information:

Please note the workshop is not open to the public. Registration is not required for the exhibition.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Science and Society, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program, Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Please follow the Heyman Center's website for directions.