from month 09/2009

Faculty position at CEU, Budapest

The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, invites applications for an open-rank faculty position to extend its recently established Cognitive Science Program. This new position can be taken at Fall 2010. We are seeking candidates with a PhD in a relevant discipline who have an ...

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Cultural anthropology of the distant future?

In a provocative post at  3 Quarks Daily Sam Kean asks: "Will the Manhattan project always exist?" raising interesting possiblities about future representations of the present, which by then will be a distant past. He writes:"Will historians and archaeologists a few ...

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A bubble in the Humanities market?

Philip Gerrans discuss bubbles in the academic market in "Bubble Trouble", published July 9, 2009 in the THES and available here.  He argues that the humanities are in the same state financial markets were in before they crashed. Of relevance here both as a critique of, and as ...

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How to Think, Say, or Do Precisely the Worst Thing for Any Occasion

An excellent, humoristic and refreshing paper by Daniel M. Wegner explains why under cognitive load we tend to do precisely what we try not to do! The counterintentional error is "when we manage to do the worst possible thing, the blunder so outrageous that we think about it in advance and ...

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In the Journal of Cognition and Culture

Good stuff in the last issue (vol 9, 1-2, 2009) of the Journal of Cognition and Culture (that provides "an interdisciplinary forum for exploring the mental foundations of culture and the cultural foundations of mental life. The primary focus of the journal is on explanations of cultural ...

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