Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

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For more than 100 years, comparative psychologists have sought to understand the evolution of human intelligence. New paradigms for studying cognitive processes in animals—in particular symbol use and memory—have, for the first time, allowed psychologists and neuroscientists to compare higher thought processes in animals and human beings.  New imaging approaches have also facilitated exploring the neural basis of behavior and both animals and humans.  Questions concerning the nature of animal and human cognition have defined the themes of this seminar whose members include specialists in cognition, ethology, philosophy and neuroscience.

Yaakov Stern
Professor of Neurology, Sergievsky Center, Columbia University

Herbert S. Terrace
Professor of Psychology, Columbia University

Cait Williamson

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.



10/29/2015 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Linguistics Rules in Chimps and Children
Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania

12/03/2015 Faculty House
4:00 PM
Infants' understanding of how others communicate through speech and gesture
Athena Vouloumanos, New York University

01/21/2016 Faculty House
4:00 PM

Felix Warneken, Harvard University

02/25/2016 Faculty House
4:00 PM

Ivan Chase , Stony Brook University

03/24/2016 Faculty House
4:00 PM

Lisa Feldman-Barrett , Northeastern

04/21/2016 Faculty House
4:00 PM

Peter Marshall , Temple University