Martha Farah Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society University of Pennsylvania Zoom link: https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/91344134606?pwd=ZEZjR2Y0anN0aHpEbzVUT2FzU2tPdz09 Charitable cause: NARAL Pro-Choice America Putting neuroscience to work to reduce the harms of poverty Is SES neuroscience the pipedream of neuroscientists who want to feel useful and who underestimate the complexity of poverty and its effects? […]
Andrew Buskell Leverhulme Early Career Researcher Department of History and Philosophy of Science Cambridge University Via Zoom: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/98587974603?pwd=SC9KRXY5ZTdLQlc2ODlwWUI3dFpMUT09 Cultural Groups, Essentialism, and Ontic Risk The comparative study of cultural groups—ethnology—went through turbulent changes over the course of the twentieth century. After shedding an association with ideas of universal progression and social Darwinism, […]
Daoxin Li Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania 3401 Walnut St. Room 401B, or via Zoom Distributional learning of recursive structures Languages differ regarding the depth, structure, and syntactic domains of recursive structures. For example, English allows infinite free embedding of the prenominal possessive ‘-s’ to express ownership, whereas the postnominal possessive ‘of’ […]
Ben Baker Department of Neuroscience University of Pennsylvania BRB 251 and via Zoom A Philosophical Understanding of Representations for Neuroscience Neuroscientists often describe neural activity as a representation of something, or claim to have found evidence for a neural representation. What do these statements mean? The reasons to call some neural activity a […]
Join us for a 45-to-60 minute walk, weather permitting. We’ll announce each walk destination/route on Wednesday mornings, or will announce cancellation if the weather is truly prohibitive. We will depart from the main entrance of Leidy Labs (3740 Hamilton Walk) promptly at noon on Wednesdays!