Krasnow Institute Holds Monday Seminars

Posted: September 10, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each Monday afternoon during the academic year, the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study hosts a seminar at 4 p.m. in lecture room 229 at the institute. Invited guest speakers make presentations on topics in the cognitive sciences and a discussion period follows. All are welcome to attend.

The first seminar, held today, is given by Sarah F. Taub, assistant professor of American sign language, linguistics, and interpretation at Gallaudet University, who speaks on “Comparison of Sign Language and Speech Plus Co-speech Gesture.”

Other topics and speakers scheduled for September and October are the following:

  • Sept. 24: “Dynamics of Large-scale Cortical Networks and Cognition,” Mingzhou Ding, professor of complex systems and brain sciences, Florida Atlantic University

  • Oct. 1: “Primate Memory and Learning,” Karyl B. Swartz, associate professor of psychology, Lehman College, City University of New York

  • Oct. 15: “Cell-specific Gene Expression in the Central Nervous System: Experimental Approaches and Biological Significance,” Harold Gainer, chief of the Laboratory of Neurochemistry, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

  • Oct. 22: Topic to be announced, Derek Leebaert, president and CEO, Intellicue

  • Oct. 29: “Grapes and Grunts, Beans and Barks: Referential Potential of Chimpanzee Food Vocalizations,” Sarah Boysen, associate professor, Department of Psychology, College of Social and Behavioral Science, Ohio State University

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