from month 04/2012

3rd Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development

The CEU Budapest Conference on Cognitive Development, organised by the Cognitive Development Center, is the only annual European conference focusing on cognitive development. The Third BCCCD will take place January 10-12, 2013. Invited speakers: Stanislas Dehaene (Collège de France) and ...

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Lectureship in Cognition and Culture at Belfast

A position of Lecturer is open in the School of History and Anthropology at Queen's University, Belfast, to "teach and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to participate in the research activities of the Institute of Cognition and Culture, to undertake research in line with ...

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The social motivation theory of autism

Just out in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, "The social motivation theory of autism," an article (available here) by Coralie Chevallier, Gregor Kohls, Vanessa Troiani, Edward S Brodkin, and Robert T Schultz that challenges the dominant explanation of autism in terms of a Theory-of-Mind ...

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Do infants understand social dominance relations?

Forthcoming in PNAS, a groundbreaking article by Olivier Mascaro and Gergely Csibra investigating the "Representation of stable social dominance relations by human infants" (available here). Abstract: What are the origins of humans’ capacity to represent social relations? We ...

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UCLA Conference on culture,mind, and brain:

An Interdisciplinary Conference on "Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications" will take place on October 19–20, 2012 at UCLA with the support of the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium (ICNC) Description: Many lines of research on culture, ...

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Tamar Gendler’s online course on human nature

If you want a well taught, well produced free online course on basic classical issues in the philosophy of human nature, here is this Open Yale course by Tamar Gendler: The course on Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature pairs central texts from Western philosophical tradition (includ...

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Tool use, gesture and the evolution of language

A special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B entitled "From action to language: comparative perspective on primate tool use, gesture and the evolution of human language" edited by James Steele, Pier Francesco Ferrari and Leonardo Fogassi: "The papers in ...

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