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Photos from the Neuro, Cognitive, and Language Science tent at Maryland Day, April 25, 2015.

Abstract:

According to Tomasello, the emergence of pointing played a revolutionary role in human phylogeny, by making possible new forms of coordinated hunting activities, pedagogy, and language acquisition. On Tomasello’s account, the emergence of pointing is itself supposed to be the result of an earlier socio-cognitive revolution, in which our early hominin ancestors developed new cognitive mechanisms for communication, and new forms of prosocial motivation.

Lecture given by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay from the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

For more information, see the flier here

Join us for The University of Maryland's 17th annual Maryland Day! UMD's campus-wide celebration of innovation, creativity and
academic excellence will offer more than 400 free events and exhibits that teach and inspire future innovators. 

The Cognitive, Neuroscience, and Language Science tent will be in Tawes Plaza, which is located between the Benjamin, Tawes, and Art-Sociology buildings. Unless otherwise noted, the below activities will be at Tawes Plaza. We will feature the following activities: 

My field of interest is motor control defined as an area of natural science exploring how the nervous system interacts with other body parts and the environment to produce purposeful, coordinated actions. In particular, I have been involved in the development of the equilibrium-point hypothesis and uncontrolled manifold hypothesis using experimental studies of motor coordination during standing, stepping, reaching, and multi-digit (pressing and prehensile) tasks.

Dr. McEwen received his A.B. in chemistry from Oberlin College in 1959 and his Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller in 1964. He was a United States Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Neurobiology in Göteborg, Sweden, from 1964 to 1965 and an assistant professor in zoology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. McEwen returned to Rockefeller in 1966 as assistant professor. He was appointed associate professor in 1971 and professor and head of laboratory in 1981 and was named Alfred E. Mirsky Professor in 1999.

Eve Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience in the Biology Department of Brandeis University. Marder was President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2008. Marder is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Biophysical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the Miriam Salpeter Memorial Award for Women in Neuroscience, the W.F. Gerard Prize from the Society for Neuroscience, the Gruber Award in Neuroscience, the George A.

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