The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, Board Room, 1st Floor
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.
Dr. Lan A. Li, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University