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1 Why do children doubt magic, but believe in the miraculous? Prof. Paul Harris (Harvard Graduate School of Education) examines why children are skeptical about magical phenomena but are willing to believe in supposedly miraculous violations of everyday causal constraints. 12 May 2017. Paul Harris 26 Jul 2017
2 Thinking with Literature A Book at Lunchtime discussion with Terence Cave about literature's links to cognitive science. Terence Cave, Marina Warner, Ilona Roth, Deirdre Wilson 28 Apr 2016
3 St Cross Seminar: Cognitive Enhancement: Defending the Parity Principle In this episode, Professor Neil Levy assesses objections to cognitive enhancement and argues that the means don't matter from a moral perspective: what matters is how the intervention affects cognition. Neil Levy 17 Mar 2016
4 'Artificial Intelligence' part 3 - Understanding how we learn language Professor Kim Plunkett explains how neuroscientists use artificial intelligence as a tool to model processes in the brain – in particular to understand how infants acquire language. Kim Plunkett 12 Jun 2015
5 Creative Commons To the Lighthouse Laura Salisbury, Sowon Park (English), give a talk about Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse. The chair is Ben Morgan (MML). Part of the Fiction and Other Minds OCCT Strand. Sowon Park, Ben Morgan, Laura Sailsbury 09 Feb 2015
6 Creative Commons Brain microcircuits in champanzees and humans Stephen Chance of the Neuroanatomy and Cognition Group, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, presents insights into IQ and social cognition in chimpanzees and humans. An ICEA Seminar from 1 June 2011. Stephen Chance 24 May 2012
7 Creative Commons How niche construction affects inheritance systems in human evolution A seminar for the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology by John Odling-Smee (an Emeritus research fellow from Oxford University), 30 November 2011. John Odling-Smee 24 May 2012
8 Creative Commons The evolutionary history and genetics of primate brain size In this Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Seminar, Stephen Montgomery (University of Cambridge) discusses "The evolutionary history and genetics of primate brain size." 15 June 2011. Stephen Montgomery 10 May 2012
9 Creative Commons Specific Language Impairment Dr Dianne Newbury talks about the contribution of genetics to specific language impairment. Dianne Newbury 14 Nov 2011
10 Creative Commons Specific Language Impairment Dr Dianne Newbury talks about the contribution of genetics to specific language impairment. Dianne Newbury 14 Nov 2011
11 Creative Commons Dyslexia and Genetics Dr Silvia Paracchini talks about the influence of genetics in dyslexia. Silvia Paracchini 27 Sep 2011
12 Creative Commons Dyslexia and Genetics Dr Silvia Paracchini talks about the influence of Genetics in Dyslexia. Silvia Paracchini 27 Sep 2011
13 Human Sciences Symposium 2011: The Impact of Exceptional Early Cognitive Environments on Musical Development This presentation by Prof. Adam Ockelford was delivered at the 2011 Human Sciences Symposium on The Musical Brain held on 26 February in Oxford. It focuses on case studies of blind and autistic children. Adam Ockelford 25 Jul 2011
14 Human Sciences Symposium 2011: The Musical Brain - Opening Presentation On 26 February 2011, the Human Sciences Symposium focused on the The Musical Brain and the links between music, evolution and human psychology. This podcast is the opening presentation by Dr Iain Morley on Music and its Evolutionary Context. Iain Morley 25 Jul 2011
15 Social evolution in primates and other animals In this lecture, Dr Susanne Shultz (Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford) examines the social evolution of primates and other animals (10 March 2011). Susanne Shultz 06 Jun 2011
16 Cognition, Religion and Theology Justin Barrett gives a talk for the Cognition, Religion and Theology Project Conference, held at Merton College on the 28th-30th June 2010. Justin Barrett 12 Jul 2010
17 Creative Commons Is Religion Adaptive? Integrating Cognition and Function Professor Robin Dunbar (Oxford) gives the first presentation for the Science and Religious Conflict Conference. The commentator is Professor Janet Radcliffe-Richards (Oxford). Robin Dunbar, Janet Radcliffe-Richards 07 Jun 2010
18 Creative Commons What does Tragedy do for People? A discussion of what the use of tragedy is, and whether the emotional experience of tragic theatre is simply a passing thrill or a vital part of life. Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010