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24 September 2020

2020-2021 DEC colloquium series

The Department d'Etudes Cognitives organizes a monthly colloquium with guests from all over the world.

The colloquium is about to start its new season! We are pleased to announce this amazing line up of speakers.


22/09/20 - Paige Harden (University of Texas)
"Genomic analysis of 1.5 million people reveals genes associated with substance use, antisocial behavior, and health"

13/10/20 - Ingride Johnsrude (University of Western Ontario)
"How attention and context affect neural representations"

17/11/20 - Leon Bergen (UC San Diego)
"Learning to ground objects"

08/12/20 - Margaret Linvingstone (Harvard)
"What Art can tell us about the Brain"

02/03/21 - Catherine Hobaiter (University of St Andrews)
"Great ape gesture: tracing the origins of language from the ape perspective"

30/03/21 - Ralph Hertwig (Max Planck Institute)
"Deliberate ignorance: The curious choice not to know"

04/05/21 - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL)
"The social brain in adolescence"

08/06/21 - Michael Frank (Stanford university)
"Big data about small people: Studying children's language learning at scale"

The first five talks at least (September to January) will be held virtually through video conferencing, but the talks will be projected in the Jaurès room at the ENS, 29 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris. This room can only accommodate 120 people. It will be possible to attend the colloquium online. Login information for the September 22nd session will be communicated very soon.  

Our first guest is Paige Harden. Prof. Harden is a rising star of behavioral genetics, known among other things for advocating a politically progressive agenda in her field and with the wider public (ex: The New York Times). The summary of her conference is available here.