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BBI 2007 Session 2

 

BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR INSTITUTE 2007

Being a Scientist/Explorer/Creator (Theory):
Living (and Learning/Teaching) in Virtuality


Review

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Brain and Behavior Institute 2007

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Genes, Brains, and Being Social

The Gregarious Brain
David Dobbs
New York Times Magazine, July 8, 2007
(excerpts for discussion)

"If a person suffers the small genetic accident that creates Williams Syndrome, [s]he'll live with some fairly conventional cognitive deficits, like trouble with space and numbers, but also a strange set of traits that researchers call the Williams social phenotype or , less formally, the 'Williams personality': a love of company and conversation combined, often awkwardly, with a poor understanding of social dynamics and a lack of social inhibition.
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story testing 2

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The Right User's Manual? Learning to Live with Uncertainty

Serendip's Bookshelves

Nassim Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.
Random House (2007).

Reviewed by Anne Dalke, Bryn Mawr College Department of English.

Standpoint Matters: Keeping the Play in Play

According to feminist standpoint theory, each of us views the world from a particular,
place that is both socially constructed and partial in the knowledge it allows us. We can all benefit from "having a standpoint" on our own standpoint.

 

 


Standpoint Matters:

Keeping the Play in Play

Fellow Traveling with Richard Rorty

 

Paths to Story Telling as Life:
Fellow Traveling with Richard Rorty

Paul Grobstein
2 July 2007

(comments welcome, go to end;
see also Rorty, Non-Foundationalism and Story Telling: A Conversation)

"Right" and "Wrong" in Science

"Right" and "Wrong" in Science (and Elsewhere?):
A Conversation
28 June 2007

Reality, Virtuality, and Education

Between Reality and the Virtual:
Education in the 21st Century

Paul Grobstein

24 June 2007

(notes for a talk in the summer institute on Virtual Thinking) 

 

Acknowledging the virtual in "reality"

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