Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Founded
    1986
  • Seminar Number
    603

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.


Co-Chairs
Yaakov Stern
Professor of Neurology, Sergievsky Center, Columbia University
ys11@columbia.edu

Herbert S. Terrace
Professor of Psychology, Columbia University
terrace@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Cait Williamson
cmw2166@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

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




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