Lecture Series in 2010-2011

Unless otherwise noted all lectures will be in Psychology 1312 on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

 

Apr 07, 2011
Analogy as the Core of Cognition

Doug Hofstadter is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he directs the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, called the “Fluid Analogies Research Group” (FARG). His research focuses mainly on emergent computational models of creative analogical thinking and its subcognitive substrate. Several computer programs modeling the interplay between concepts and perception in the course of analogy-­making have been developed. He also engages in research on error-making, creative translation, scientific discovery, musical composition, the comprehension and invention of jokes, the nature of sexist language and default imagery, philosophy of mind, and foundations of artificial intelligence. Hofstatdter is the author of numerous books including, most recently, I Am a Strange Loop.

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