Sep 26, 2013
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
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Nancy Kanwisher is the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a founding member of the McGovern Institute. She joined the MIT faculty in 1997, and prior to that was a faculty member at UCLA and Harvard University. In 1999, she received the National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.
Her lab investigates the functional organization of the brain as a window into the architecture of the human mind. Dr. Kanwisher will be hosted by the Graduate Student Committee.
The title of her talk will be:
"The Menagerie of Mind: Domain-Specific and Domain-general Components"