Interacting minds: combining art and science to explore the social, dynamic, and embodied nature of human cognition


In this series of three seminars, we will discuss the view of « extended cognition », or how to bring social interactions, the dynamic feedback loops between us and our environments, and our bodies into the study of the mind. Particular focus will be in how the cross-exposure from art and science can reveal phenomena about our minds, sociality and interactions that would be impossible for either to reach alone.
We will look at « improvised interactions » in music, dance, and decision-making, peruse literature from neuroscience, social psychology, cognitive science and philosophy, and see how recent scientific advances (both theoretical and methodological) have changed our view of how the mind works, and form ideas of how we should study it. We will exchange experiences and ideas about how to best combine artistic and scientific practices and ideas.

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