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Science of Story and Imagination

March 1, 2014 - 10:00am to March 2, 2014 - 1:15pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
Science of Story and Imagination: Perspectives from Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and the Humanities

Saturday March 1, 10-11am: Introduction Frederick Aldama (English, Ohio State)Alison Gopnik (Psychology, UC Berkeley)Joshua Landy (French, Stanford University)  

Saturday March 1, 11:15am-1:15pm: Development of the Imagination Paul Harris (GSE, Harvard University)Deena Skolnick Weisberg (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania)Marjorie Taylor (Psychology, University of Oregon)  

Saturday March 1, 3-5pm: Imagination, Possibility, and Fiction Raymond Mar (Psychology, York University)Tamar Gendler (Philosophy, Yale University)Uri Hasson (Psychology, Princeton University)  

Sunday March 2, 10am-12 noon: Fictional Objects Patrick Colm Hogan (English, University of Connecticut)Blakey Vermeule (English, Stanford University)Lisa Zunshine (English, University of Kentucky)Sunday March 2, 12:15-1:15pm: Concluding Discussion (All participants) Cosponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, the Institute of Human Development at UC Berkeley, the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at UC Berkeley, and the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio State University.