from month 11/2010

Cognitive Science PhD program at Central European University

PhD studentships are available at the new doctoral program in Cognitive Science at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. The newly established Department of Cognitive Science at CEU invites applications for its doctoral program starting September 2011. This is a research-based ...

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Anthropology is not a science, says the AAA

(editor's note: click here to learn more about the AAA's decision from a partial but enlightening point of view) The Board of the American Anthropological Association has recently adopted a new "mission statement" that omits any reference to "science" in its charact...

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Natural pedagogy and A-not-B tasks

This post is part of our 'Pedagogy theory week' series. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday For a very short presentation of pedagogy theory, see the Monday post. Here, Marion Vorms describes and discusses the Pedagogical treatment of a famous psychological effect. György Gergely ...

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Is human communication biased?

This post is part of our 'Pedagogy theory week' series. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday For a very short presentation of pedagogy theory, see the Monday post. This one is about the genericity bias. You can read György's reply on this topic on Friday. According to Pedagogy ...

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György Gergely replies to Marion Vorms and Olivier Morin

This post is part of our 'Pedagogy theory week' series. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday For a very short presentation of pedagogy theory, see the Monday post. In this post, György Gergely starts to reply to Marion Vorms and Olivier Morin's comments of Monday, Tuesday, and ...

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György Gergely on genericity

This post is part of our 'Pedagogy theory week' series. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday For a very short presentation of pedagogy theory, see the Monday post. In this post, György Gergely replies to Marion and Olivier's concerns about the notion of a "Genericity Bias" (see in ...

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György Gergely on the A-not-B task

This post is part of our 'Pedagogy theory week' series. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday For a very short presentation of pedagogy theory, see the Monday post. In this post, György Gergely replies to Marion's Tuesday post on the A-not-B task.   *** Marion scrutin...

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Pedagogy week starts today!

This week, the Cognition and Culture blog will be hosting a series of posts discussing György Gergely and Gergely Csibra's theory of Pedagogy, a theory of communication and cultural transmission that ICCI bloggers love to discuss (see these two posts by P. Jacob, and this one by György Gergely). ...

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The Zeus problem revisited – or is it the Jedi problem?

In their recent paper (available here) in Journal of Cognition and Culture, Will M. Gervais and Joseph Henrich call attention to the Zeus problem. If religious belief is solely guided by representational content biases (as many scholars in the cognitive science of religion have argued), why do ...

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Postdoc for Canadian Citizen in Toronto

Dr Afzal Upal, of Defence Research & Development, Canada-Toronto, informs us: "I am planning to start a 3-year research project on human terrain modeling from April 1, 2011. The basic idea is to study intergroup dynamics by first collecting field data on inter-group perceptions (e.g., ...

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In TiCS: Space, Time and Number

Trends in Cognitive Sciences is publishing a special issue on space, time and number with articles by Brian Butterworth, Manuela Piazza, Daniel B.M. Haun and collaborators, and Dori Derdikman and Edvard I. Moser. As Manuella Piazza explains in her article, the field is reap for a very interes...

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New book: Human evolution and the origin of hierarchies

Philosopher Benoît Dubreuil just published a book at Cambridge University Press: Human evolution and the origins of hierarchies: the state of nature. Based on his dissertation, the book promises to shed fresh light on key anthropological issues, such as social evolution or the origins of the ...

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