Gregory Corder Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania   Pain in the Brain or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Inanimate Objects   Our conscious experiences of pain and pleasure share many similar qualities: both narrow one’s range of focus, prioritize attention, occupy mental capacity and make it difficult to think about anything […]

ILST Seminar: Bill Haddican

January 24, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Bill Haddican Department of Linguistics CUNY   Aspects of change in New York City English short-a   This talk focuses on change in the “short-a system” of New York City English (NYCE)— the set of phonological conditions on vowel quality in words like bag, hat and bang. A growing body of production results suggest that […]

SBSI Brown Bag: Kristopher Smith

January 29, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Kristopher Smith, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychology/Social Behavioral Science Initiative University of Pennsylvania   How exposure to other cultures is changing Hadza cooperation   Human cooperation differs in scope and scale from other animals. Whereas cooperation in nonhuman animals is restricted to kin and reciprocal relationships, humans cooperate in large groups and with anonymous […]