[SydPhil] "Beyond the Brain: memory in science and culture" -- John Sutton

Peter Farleigh p.farleigh at ieee.org
Thu Oct 18 11:30:29 AEDT 2012

A reminder for the public lecture tonight:
 "Beyond the Brain: memory in science and culture"  
   Professor John Sutton (Macquarie University)
 When: Thursday, 18 October 2012:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney

Human memory is subjective, neural, social, and technological. The study of
remembering therefore requires the pooled resources and methods of many
disciplines. Professor John Sutton develops an integrative approach to
complex ecologies of memory which aims to span or dissolve the 'two
cultures' divide. Describing recent research on how people remember shared
experiences together, and on interactions between memory and movement
skills, he argues that history and psychology are equally important in
understan ding how we make sense of our past.

John Sutton is Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, where
he was previously Head of the Department of Philosophy. 
He is author of "Philosophy and Memory Traces: Descartes to Connectionism"
(Cambridge UP) and coeditor of the journal Memory Studies. 
His research draws on the methods and theories of the cognitive sciences,
humanities, and social sciences. 
Current projects include work on perspective in memory and imagery,
cognitive history, and embodied skill.

Free admission.
All welcome.

This lecture is presented by CHAST - the Centre for Human Aspects of Science
and Technology at the University of Sydney.


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