Seminars

Science and Subjectivity

Founded 2018 Seminar Number 791 The Seminar on Science and Subjectivity was established in 2018 after a prior period of a few years as a class in the Hovde Seminar series at the Heyman Center. The Seminar continues to follow the format that worked well in that earlier iteration: we all read a book in […]

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The Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Founded 2014 Seminar Number 773 Animal behavior is the ultimate complex and integrated trait, shaped not only by gene, protein, neural, endocrine interactions but also by interactions among animals of the same and even different species. This Seminar takes an integrative approach to explore animal behavior by bringing together scientists that work in the lab […]

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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 […]

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The History and Philosophy of Science

Founded 1973 Seminar Number 533 This seminar is devoted to exploring substantive as well as methodological issues in the history and philosophy of science. Science is construed broadly and the issues considered range from epistemic and historiographic questions to issues of relevance and accountability. Topics include the presuppositions and practice of a range of life […]

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