Uta and Chris Frith are Emeritus Professors at UCL. In 2014, they were collectively awarded the Jean Nicod Prize, as a reward for all their work on social cognition.
This award and the four lectures on “What makes us social” given on the occasion, provided inspiration and funding for the production of a graphic novel named “Two heads, Where Two Neuroscientists Explore How Our Brains Work with Other Brains”.
While visiting Paris, Uta and Chris took the time for a tea break at the ENS, to discuss with us this graphic novel written with their author son Alex Frith and illustrated by the artist and graphic novelist Daniel Locke.
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"Two Heads, Where Two Neuroscientists Explore How Our Brains Work with Other Brains", from Uta Frith (Author), Alex Frith (Author), Chris Frith (Author) and Daniel Locke (Illustrator), at Bloomsbury Publishing
The Jean-Nicod Prize and lectures on Cognitive Philosophy are intended to inform the academic public of the reciprocal contributions of philosophy to the cognitive science and of the cognitive science to philosophy
The 2014 Jean Nicod lectures from Uta and Chris Frith on “What makes us social” :
- "What is innate and what is acquired in social cognition?" (Uta Frith)
- "Mechanisms of social interaction" (Chris Frith)
- "Lessons for social cognition from atypical development" (Uta Frith)
- "Explicit metacognition: the person-culture loop" (Chris Frith)