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MBB: Dennett, Greene, & Pinker – Friday 3pm

The Harvard Society for Mind, Brain and Behavior presents: A Battle of Wills: A discussion on free will, with professors Daniel Dennett, Joshua Greene, and Steven Pinker   What is free will? Do we have it? How can we coherently speak about it? How should ideas about free will impact our ideas of moral responsibility?   Join us for a symposium on these questions and more, featuring world-renowned professors […]

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MBB Annual Distinguished Lecture Series – Patricia Kuhl – April 3 and 4

m4s0n501 Dear MBB Friends, We hope you will join us for the MBB Distinguished Lectures next Tuesday and Wednesday!  These lectures are open to everyone, so please feel free to share this announcement with your department.  And please feel free to post the attached flyer.     Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D. Co-Director, Institute for Learning […]

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Lecture by Randolph Nesse on Evolutionary Medicine – Thursday

Evolutionary Medicine at 20: Not yet Mature, but on the Way Lecture with Randolph Nesse THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 6:00 PM Randolph Nesse, Director of the Evolution & Human Adaptation Program at University of Michigan, is one of the nation’s foremost researchers in the emergent field of Darwinian medicine—the application of modern evolutionary theory to the […]

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“Memory of the Future” seminar with Daniel Schacter – March 5 at 5:30

On top of SALMS hosting Jennifer Lerner at noon tomorrow (March 5), there’s an interesting, sort of wild sounding MBB talk at 5:30: The Harvard Society for Mind, Brain, & Behavior (HSMBB) invites you to join in its first Academic Seminar Series with Professor Daniel Schacter Academic Seminar: “Memory of the Future” Monday, March 5th […]

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William James Lecture Series: Ned Block – four talks

From Sean Kelly: Dear All, I am pleased to announce the resurrection of the William James Lectures, which will be given this year in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard for the first time since the 1980s. Our distinguished William James Lecturer during the spring semester is Visiting Professor Ned Block (NYU). Professor Block’s public […]

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From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior – lecture Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6pm

From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior Lecture by Iain Couzin TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6:00 PM Why do billions of locusts suddenly break into motion? How do ants carry heavy loads and march with orderly precision along densely packed trails? How do flocks of birds and schools of fish select their […]

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Tuesday, January 31: Teresa Amabile, “The Progress Principle”

On Tuesday, January 31, SALMS kicks off its spring 2012 Speakers Series with a talk by Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile. In this talk, Amabile will discuss what makes people happy, motivated, productive, and creative at work. And she will explore the implications for managing people, especially in the professions that drive the law. Amabile’s […]

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SALMS Announces Spring 2012 Schedule

SALMS is excited to announce its Speakers Series slate for Spring 2012. All of the following talks will take place at noon; stay tuned for further details, including room locations on the Harvard Law School Campus. Teresa Amabile, Harvard Business School – Tuesday, January 31, 2012 John Jost, NYU Psychology – Monday, February 6, 2012 […]

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Video: Richard Wrangham at SALMS: “Sexual Disparities and the Evolution of Patriarchy”

SALMS hosted Richard Wrangham at Harvard Law School on October 12, 2011 for a talk titled “Sexual Disparities and the Evolution of Patriarchy.” Click the link below to watch the video – enjoy! Richard Wrangham – Sexual Disparities and the Evolution of Patriarchy

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Video: Dr. Steven Hyman at SALMS – “Addiction as a Window into Volition

SALMS hosted Dr. Steven Hyman at Harvard Law School on September 27, 2011. His talk was titled “Addiction as a Window into Volition.” Click the following link to watch the talk – enjoy! Dr. Steven Hyman – Addiction as a Window into Volition

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