Innateness, universals, diversity

Iris Berent, Richard Samuels, Jennifer Culbertson, Asifa Majid

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Abstract / Description of output

Is the mind equipped with universal biases? If so, how can we account for the well-recognized diversity of human cognition? And if universal biases do exist, what is their source—do they reflect innate principles of core knowledge,or can they emerge from domain-general pressures? Finally, how can we, cognitive scientists, “get” human nature better—minimizing the pitfalls of our intuitive cognitive biases and our narrow WEIRD perspective? This symposium seeks to address the question of human nature from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
PublisherThe Cognitive Science Society
Pages14-15
Number of pages2
Volume44
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jul 2022
Event44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society: Cognitive Diversity, CogSci 2022 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 27 Jul 202230 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
PublisherThe Cognitive Science Society
Volume44
ISSN (Electronic)1069-7977

Conference

Conference44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society: Cognitive Diversity, CogSci 2022
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period27/07/2230/07/22

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • core knowledge
  • diversity
  • innateness
  • universals

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