The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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.