CHAST Lecture: Beyond the Brain - memory in science and culture

18 October 2012
Professor John Sutton
Professor John Sutton

Presented by CHAST - the Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology at the 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 understanding how we make sense of our past.

Speaker biography:

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.

Time: 6.30pm

Location: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney

Cost: Free

Contact: Dr Valerie Morris

Phone: (02) 9351 5080

Email: 4f2d1a7d015a3d3d1c122a243d213937291e2c07134d5804

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