Denison's Kantor Lecture Series Hosts Memory Researcher
Posted: March 21, 2005
The Denison University psychology department's J.R. Kantor Memorial Lecture Series will host a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and respected memory researcher, Arthur Glenberg, for two separate events: an all-college convocation at 7:30 p.m., Thursday (March 24) in Slayter Auditorium and a departmental colloquium at 4 p.m., Friday (March 25) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall 115. Admission to both events is free and open to the public.
Glenberg's Thursday night convocation is titled "How the Body Makes Meaning: A New Theory and Its Implications for Education." Recent work in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, robotics, and philosophy points to the startling conclusion that the structure of the body plays a central role in the creation of meaning. In his lecture, Glenberg will outline this approach to cognition and present data from several projects demonstrating how this theoretical approach might translate into improved reading and math performance in young children and maybe even adults.
His Friday afternoon lecture will be on "Using Emotion to Understand Language." Glenberg will present the results of initial experiments that illustrate how the emotional system can play a direct role in the understanding of language.
Through funds given to the psychology department by the late J.R. Kantor, each year the department organizes a two-day visit to the campus by a prominent psychologist.
CALENDAR INFORMATION: Denison University,The Denison psychology department hosts memory researcher Arthur Glenberg for the J.R. Kantor lecture series; an all-college convocation at 7:30 p.m., Thursday (March 24) in Slayter Auditorium and a departmental colloquium at 4 p.m., Friday (March 25) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall 115. Both events are free and open to the public. Please call (740) 587-6338 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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