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.

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Co-Chairs
Yaakov Stern
Professor of Neuropsychology, Columbia University, Taub Institute
ys11@columbia.edu

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

Rapporteur
Cait Williamson
cmw2166@columbia.edu