Gary Marcus

Professor of Psychology, New York University, and Director, NYU Center for Language and Music

Gary Marcus, described by the New York Times as “one of the country’s best known cognitive psychologists”, has published numerous articles on language, evolution, computation, and cognitive development, in leading journals such as Science and Nature. He is the author of four books, including: Kluge; The Algebraic Mind; and the New York Times Bestseller, Guitar Zero. Co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Future of the Brain: Essays By The World’s Leading Neuroscientists, Marcus frequently blogs on neuroscience and artificial intelligence for The New Yorker.

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Biology of Mind

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Past Event

What is mind? Is it a property attributable to biological functionality alone, and, in particular, arising from the morphology of the mammalian brain and/or the influence of that animal’s body? How far down the evolutionary scale can we apply terms like cognition, consciousness, and intelligence? Are we capable of engineering artificial minds?