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Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Clark Barrett, UCLA

When

Oct. 29, 2012, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 146

Description

UNLV’S Department of Anthropology presents a Colloquium by Dr. Clark Barrett, titled, "Using Cross-Cultural Comparisons to Study the Building Blocks of Human Cognition." Dr. Barrett is affiliated with the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture, and is associate professor of Anthropology.

Drawing inferences about human nature is impossible without cross-cultural research. Recent years have shown a resurgence of interest in cross-cultural comparisons as a means of triangulating universals and variation in human cognition. In this talk, Dr. Barrett will describe the research h conducted over more than a decade with the Shuar of Ecuador, showing how cross-cultural comparisons can help to illuminate design features of the human mind in domains including foraging, social cognition, and cultural learning.

Admission Information

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Name: Peter Gray
Phone: 702-895-3586
E-mail: peter.gray@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

Department of Anthropology