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04:00PM 05:30PM CMBC Lecture Series | Cecilia Heyes: University Event Topic: Lectures & Meetings School: Emory College,Graduate School,Yerkes Research Center Department / Organization: Center for Mind Brain and Culture Building/Room: Psychology Building Meeting Organizer/Sponsor: Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture Speaker/Presenter: Cecilia Heyes Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Contact Name: Leslie Grant Link: http://cmbc.emory.edu/events/lectures/index.html Cognitive Gadgets: Bringing Cognitive Science to Cultural Evolution Cecilia Heyes | All Souls College and Department of Experimental Psychology University of Oxford, UK High Church evolutionary psychology casts the human mind as a collection of cognitive instincts - organs of thought shaped by genetic evolution and constrained by the needs of our Stone Age ancestors. This picture was plausible 25 years ago but, I argue, it no longer fits the facts. Research in psychology and neuroscience - involving nonhuman animals, infants and adult humans - now suggests that genetic evolution has merely tweaked the human mind, making us more friendly than our pre-human ancestors, more attentive to other agents, and giving us souped-up, general-purpose mechanisms of learning, memory and cognitive control. Using these resources, our special-purpose organs of thought are built in the course of development through social interaction. They are products of cultural rather than genetic evolution, cognitive gadgets rather than cognitive instincts. In making the case for cognitive gadgets, I’ll suggest that experimental evidence from computational cognitive science is an important and neglected resource for research on cultural evolution. + PAIS 290 Campus Events
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04:00PM 05:30PM CMBC Lecture Series | Cecilia Heyes: University Event Topic: Lectures & Meetings School: Emory College,Graduate School,Yerkes Research Center Department / Organization: Center for Mind Brain and Culture Building/Room: Psychology Building Meeting Organizer/Sponsor: Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture Speaker/Presenter: Cecilia Heyes Event Open To: All (Public) Cost: Free Contact Name: Leslie Grant Link: http://cmbc.emory.edu/events/lectures/index.html Cognitive Gadgets: Bringing Cognitive Science to Cultural Evolution Cecilia Heyes | All Souls College and Department of Experimental Psychology University of Oxford, UK High Church evolutionary psychology casts the human mind as a collection of cognitive instincts - organs of thought shaped by genetic evolution and constrained by the needs of our Stone Age ancestors. This picture was plausible 25 years ago but, I argue, it no longer fits the facts. Research in psychology and neuroscience - involving nonhuman animals, infants and adult humans - now suggests that genetic evolution has merely tweaked the human mind, making us more friendly than our pre-human ancestors, more attentive to other agents, and giving us souped-up, general-purpose mechanisms of learning, memory and cognitive control. Using these resources, our special-purpose organs of thought are built in the course of development through social interaction. They are products of cultural rather than genetic evolution, cognitive gadgets rather than cognitive instincts. In making the case for cognitive gadgets, I’ll suggest that experimental evidence from computational cognitive science is an important and neglected resource for research on cultural evolution. + PAIS 290 Campus Events
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04:00PM 04:00PM Staged reading of “All Our Children” and discussion: University Event Topic: Academics,Alumni,Arts,Campus Life & Student Orgs,College,Disability Services,Faculty,Graduate,Health,Humanities,International,Religion & Ethics Department / Organization: Center for Ethics,Creative Writing,History Department Registration / R.S.V.P. link: http://emorylib.info/allourchildren Cost: Free Contact Name: Maya Cody Contact Email: maya.cody@emory.edu Woodruff Library - Wayfinding Location: Jones Room British playwright Stephen Unwin will visit Emory for a staged reading of his play “All Our Children,” which explores the fate of disabled children in Nazi Germany and the moral dilemma facing those who cared for them. The play debuted in London and is now showing in New York.  Following the reading, Unwin will join in discussion with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor of English and co-director of the Emory Disability Studies Initiative; and Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies. A reception will follow. Seating is limited. Please register at emorylib.info/allourchildren. Parking: Fishburne deck bit.ly/fishburneparking. For accessibility accommodations, please make requests in advance: maya.cody@emory.edu or 404-727-7620. Sponsored by Emory departments of English, German studies, History, and Theater and Dance; Emory Center for Ethics, Emory Disability Studies Initiative, David Goldwasser Fund, The Hightower Fund; Oxford College, the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory; and the Rose Library. + Jones Room, Woodruff Library Level 3 Campus Events
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