from month 01/2011

Workshop: Decision-making for a social world

Welcome to the Decision Making for a Social World webconference. Through the information they transmit, the pressures they exert, the emotions they elicit, other people have an enormous impact on our decisions. Such social factors have not received all the attention they deserve in the study of ...

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PhD in Cognitive Science at the CEU, Budapest

Starting 2011-12, the Department of Cognitive Science at the CEU, Budapest, will offer a PhD programme in Cognitive Science. The curriculum: The main goal of the PhD program will be to ensure that the students master the basic notions and theories in cognitive science and can do cutting-edge ...

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PhD on Animal Cognition and Communication in Vienna

In recent years, Vienna has become an important center for behavioral and cognitive research, with a strong research focus on comparative cognitive biology. The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the University of Vienna have supported this development, by funding a multi-level, integrative PhD ...

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Neuroscience ‘boot camp’

The University of Pennsylvania announces their 3rd annual Neuroscience Boot Camp, July 31-August 10. The website is here.     Why Neuroscience Boot Camp? Neuroscience is increasingly relevant to a number of professions and academic disciplines beyond its traditional medical ...

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Learning suicide in Sri Lanka, part II: suicide as separation

My last post in this series asked 'What kinds of cognitive and emotional capacities are required to develop in children before they fully appreciate the social and moral implications and consequences of suicide?' I've been thinking about this problem for a while now, and have to admit ...

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Blogroll update

We just updated our long neglected blogroll with some interesting blogs: Games with words, Robert Kurzban's blog, Konrad Talmont Kaminski's Just another desidaimon, Tom Rees' Epiphenom.      

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How much trust should we put in experimental results?

Thinking back on the year 2010, cognitive scientists will probably remember it as the year the Hauser affair broke out after years of rumors. That summer, a Harvard investigation committee found Marc Hauser responsible for eight cases of "scientific misconduct". The most serious problem ...

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