Dedre Gentner Department of Psychology Director, Cognitive Science Program Northwestern University   Structure-mapping in Human Learning   Across species, humans are uniquely able to acquire deep relational systems of the kind needed for mathematics, science, and human language. Analogical comparison processes are a major contributor to this ability. Analogical comparison engages a structure-mapping process (Gentner, […]

Biology Seminar: Eric Lai

April 8, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The role of RNAi in defending sex chromosome conflict Seminar with Dr. Eric Lai   Intragenomic conflicts are fueled by rapidly evolving selfish genetic elements, which emerge intrinsically within genomes. If left unchecked, these can be disastrous to the individual and/or the population. Thus, such conflicts induce strong pressures to innovate opposing mechanisms of repression. […]