Mind in Motion – July 24

Could movement, not language, be the foundation of thought? Pictures (including mental movies) are remembered far better than words. Both recognition and recall — of faces, scenes, and events — are utterly wordless processes, and much of our most abstract thinking is done without words. In her new book, Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky discusses the mental primacy of bodily action. MIT's Steven Pinker says that Mind in Motion is "an intriguing exploration of the spatial thinking that is embedded in our reasoning, our language, and our culture."

Speaker Dr. Barbara Tversky is Professor of Psychology & Education at Columbia, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stanford, AND a celebrated founding advisor at Wonderfest.


Dr. Barbara Tversky

WHO: Dr. Barbara Tversky, Professor of Psychology & Education, Columbia University
WHERE: Blue River Technology, 605 W California Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
WHEN: 2019-07-24 — 8pm, Wednesday, July 24 (1.5 hrs)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-07-24 20:00 2019-07-24 21:30 Wonderfest, Speaker: Dr. Barbara Tversky, Professor of Psychology & Education, Columbia University
Description:

Could movement, not language, be the foundation of thought? Pictures (including mental movies) are remembered far better than words. Both recognition and recall — of faces, scenes, and events — are utterly wordless processes, and much of our most abstract thinking is done without words. In her new book, Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky discusses the mental primacy of bodily action. MIT's Steven Pinker says that Mind in Motion is "an intriguing exploration of the spatial thinking that is embedded in our reasoning, our language, and our culture."

Speaker Dr. Barbara Tversky is Professor of Psychology & Education at Columbia, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stanford, AND a celebrated founding advisor at Wonderfest.

Location: Blue River Technology, 605 W California Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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