Developmental Neuroscientist Jessica Cantlon will deliver a lecture, “Math and Logic in Monkeys, Children and Remote Cultures,” at Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Her talk, which is part of the Educational Neuroscience Speaker Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, takes place Noon—1 p.m. in Hobbs Hall room 105.
Primitive logical and perceptual processes form the basis of human cognitive development. Cantlon will discuss her research on culturally-shared, universal numerical processes in innumerate Amazonian adults and Western populations.
She also will address human evolutionary homologs of mathematical thought in non-human primates; and models of the primitive logic of mathematics, and evidence of its neural origin in humans.
Cantlon is the Ronald J. and Mary Ann Zdrojkowski Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The event is free and open to the public.