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The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind

The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Salmagundi Club

Presented By

Presented by NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Psychology Section, and Science & the City


In partnership with NYU's School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and the Office of the Dean of Sciences at NYU, Science & the City hosts a lecture by NYU psychology professor Gary Marcus.

Marcus explores the evolution and development of the human mind which he likens to a Rube Goldberg construction, a patched-together product of human engineering. Marcus, a contributor to leading journals such as Science, Nature, and Psychological Science, uses the engineering term "kluge" to describe the improvisational nature of our mental life in his 2008 book.