From CogSci10: Minds are Different Stuff


There’s a great set of videos up at The Science Network which interviews a number of quite interesting Cognitive Scientists including Alison Gopnik, Jay McClelland, Susan Carey, Jeff Elman, Richard Shiffrin, Roger Shepard, and many others. The occasion was the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Portland, OR. There are really short excerpts which almost play like ads for the field, along with some longer interview.

One of my favorites is the clip with my former advisor and collaborator Rob Goldstone about how the mind (or maybe more accurately “information”) is a different kind of stuff than studied in the physical sciences. Another great one is Jeff Elman talking about the relationship between the mind, brain, and computation. Check out the full list here.