Story, Metaphor, Vision: Cognitive Science and the Humanities Conference

Sponsored by Humanities Center


Friday, November 12, 2004
9:00 am –
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Stanford Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa Street Stanford, CA

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Event Details:

This conference will explore the intersection of cognitive science and the humanities and the connections between general biological accounts of cognition and specific cultural and historical manifestations. Another aim is to examine the many ways the world is depicted in relation to knowledge about the nature of the brain.

Conference speakers include: David Freedberg, Mark Johnson, Margaret Livingstone, V.S. Ramachandran, Brian Rotman, Elaine Scarry, Eve Sweetser, Mark Turner, and Semir Zeki. Conference sessions on Thursday (11/11) afternoon and all day Friday (11/12).

(Keynote features Steven Pinker at 7:00 p.m. on November 10 at Kresge Auditorium.)

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Free and open to the public

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