Mind in Motion – Aug 1

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."

Our 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

WHAT: Mind in Motion
WHO: Dr. Barbara Tversky, Professor of Psychology & Education, Columbia University
WHERE: BookShop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127 [https://www.bookshopwestportal.com]
WHEN: 2019-08-01 — 7:00pm, Thu, August 1st (~ 1 hour)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-08-01 19:00 2019-08-01 20:00 Wonderfest, Mind in Motion 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."

Our 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: BookShop West Portal, 80 W Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127
HOW:

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