Martha Farah Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society University of Pennsylvania   Zoom link:   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? […]

SCEW Seminar: Andrew Buskell

October 1, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Andrew Buskell Leverhulme Early Career Researcher Department of History and Philosophy of Science Cambridge University   Via Zoom:   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, […]

ILST Seminar: Daoxin Li

October 1, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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’ […]

CNI Seminar: Ben Baker

October 5, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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 […]

Wednesday Wellness Walks

October 6, 2021 to October 27, 2021
Every week
12:00 PM

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!