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Event Category: MindCORE Seminar Series

Michael Tomasello Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Duke University   Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny   Humans are biologically adapted for cultural life in ways that other primates are not. Humans have unique motivations and cognitive skills for sharing emotions, experience, and collaborative actions (shared intentionality). These motivations and skills first emerge in human […]

Nick Chater Professor of Behavioural Science University of Warwick   The social contract in miniature: Virtual Bargaining and the theory of joint action, meaning and the foundations of culture   How can people coordinate their actions or make joint decisions? One possibility is that each person attempts to predict the actions of the other(s), and […]