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Cognitive Gadgets
Recorded Talks
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Recorded Talks


The Chandaria Lectures

For a general audience:

Lecture 1 Cognitive Gadgets

Lecture 2 Gadgets for Mindreading and Imitation

Lecture 3 Cultural Evolutionary Psychology

Chandaria Lectures, Institute of Philosophy, Senate House, University of London, 8-15 December 2017.

On the origins of mindreading (video file of talk for a specialist audience)
Keynote lecture, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, organised by Daniel Cohnitz, Ian Phillips, Hannes Rakoczy & Gillian Ramchand, University of Tartu, 14-17 July 2015.


The cultural evolution of mind reading
video file of talk for a general audience)
Keynote lecture, Royal Holloway, University of London. 27th January 2015


Simple minds: a qualified defence of associative learning
(audio file) (pdf)
Royal Society Discussion Meeting, ‘Animal Minds: From Computation to Evolution’, organised by Nicola Clayton, Uri Grodzinsky and Alex Thornton, London, 16-17 January 2012.  Details of the meeting and audio podcasts of all talks at http://royalsociety.org/events/2012/animal-minds-computation/


Cultural inheritance of cultural learning
audio file) (video file) (pdf)

Workshop on ‘New Thinking: The Evolution of Human Cognition’, funded by All Souls College, the British Academy, Guarantors of Brain and Magdalen College, University of Oxford, June 2011.  For details of the meeting and audio/video podcasts of all talks click here.


What’s ‘social’ about social learning?

(audio file) (pdf)

Royal Society Satellite Meeting, ‘Social Learning in Human and Nonhuman Animals: Theoretical and Empirical Dissections’, organised by Andrew Whiten, Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire, 1-2 July 2010. Details of the meeting and audio podcasts of all talks at http://royalsociety.org/events/2010/social-learning/

Cognitive Gadgets: New thinking from old parts. (video file)

Keynote, Cognitive Science Society annual meeting, 1 August 2020.


The Social Origins of Intelligence. (video file)

AI Forward Forum, Tilburg University, 1 June 2021.


Metacognition:  What is it? Where does it come from? (video file)

(Big Question talk, Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute, 29 June 2021.