The Institute of Human Development & The Institute of Cognitive & Brain Sciences at UC Berkeley, The Philosophy + Literature Initiative at Stanford, and the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio State University presents:
The Science of Story and Imagination
Perspectives from Cognitive Science,
Neuroscience, and the Humanities
This symposium will bring together leading scholars in philosophy, literature, cognitive science, and neuroscience to explore the following questions: What is the role of imagination in human cognition? Why do we create stories? How does the ability to produce and understand stories develop in childhood? Why are we attracted to some stories and not others? How do stories draw on and affect our causal, counter-factual, and probabilistic learning mechanisms? How do they intersect with our capacities for filling gaps, for retaining and integrating information, and for entering the minds of others?
This event is free and open to the public.
- All symposium events held in Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center -
Saturday, March 1st
Frederick Aldama - English, Ohio State
Alison Gopnik - Psychology, UC Berkeley
Joshua Landy - French, Stanford University
11:15am-1:15pm: Development of the Imagination