Want to be part of an interdisciplinary, informal group of like-minded people who meet every month to discuss topics in cognitive science over a glass of wine? The SF Cognitive Science Happy Hour is like a book club, but for academic books. Like a fun informal study group, but you don’t need to be at school. Like a social meetup, but with a bit of intellectual meat.
The idea is to do this Barcamp style, but very lightweight. We're going to be having 2 speakers each month, who will each speak for 10 mins with 10 mins of discussion following. You don't need to be a hardcore academic to speak - you can draw your topic from anywhere, including iTunesU lectures, online journals, MIT open courseware, your own research or something you learned at school. It’s designed to be very low pressure, but to allow members of the group to pass their knowledge on.
We welcome people with backgrounds or interests in any field. The Wikipedia definition of cognitive science includes linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, computer science, anthropology and biology, but anyone who is interested why our minds work the way they do is welcome.
Speakers for this month are Don Steiny, speaking about what minds are, and Tom Griffiths, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley talking about iterated learning.
Need more info? Then contact Cathy or Brynn either via email ([email protected]) or Twitter (@cathye and @bmevans).
Official Website: http://sfcogsci.wordpress.com
Added by CathyE on November 26, 2008