Past Event

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

November 2, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Maison Francaise, Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street, New York

The event recording is available via YouTube. 


Kristin Andrews, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, York University

Diana Reiss, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Hunter College

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

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

What is cognition? Enquiry 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 understand cognition as a unified developmental and collective strategy.

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

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