cognition

2010 World Science Festival Blog

Category archives for cognition

If you can’t make it to the Tishman Auditorium in New York tonight to catch the highly anticipated program The Limits of Understanding, we’ve got you covered. The event will be streaming live, but we’ll also be there to cover it, so follow along with the commentary alongside the video stream, and feel free to…

Evolutionary Bridges

Sam McDougle joins us from re:COGNITION at The Beautiful Brain. Sam splits this time between behavioral neuroscience research at the University of Pennsylvania, playing fiddle in an Appalachian string-band, and drumming in an indie rock trio. In my recent career as an undergraduate, I noticed a curious phenomenon–around my junior year, dorm rooms across the…

Maybe you think you already know enough about music. After all, we’ve been experiencing and describing it for ages. Beethoven called music the "mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life." Others know it as the "universal language" or the "voice of angels." T.S. Eliot said "you are the music while the music lasts."

Animals Like Us

We’re delighted to have Carl Zimmer guest blog for us. Carl writes about science regularly for the New York Times and magazines such as Discover, where he is a contributing editor and columnist. He is the author of seven books, the most recent of which is The Tangled Bank: An Introduction To Evolution. What is…