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Shadows of the Truth – Seminar – 12 March 17:00 by Alexandre Borovik @ Istanbul Bilgi University

04 Mar

“The talk should interest everyone but especially those with an interest in cognition and cognitive science.”

The Computer Science departmental seminar on March 12th at 17:00 in the Mahkeme Salonu at Dolapdere Campus will be given by Alexandre Borovik.

“Many (perhaps all) young children have a remarkable ability for abstract thinking. Unfortunately, this ability is under-used, suppressed and destroyed in the process of school education. Still, many children retain ability to see underlying (and hidden) abstract structures of mathematics where their teachers see nothing at all. Using concrete examples, the talk will address this issue from the mathematical and psychological points of view.”

The talk should interest everyone but especially those with an interest in cognition and cognitive science.

If you are planning to come to the talk you may wish to look at Alexandre Borovik’s two fascinating “books in progress” on this subject:

“Mathematics under the microscope”
“Shadows of the Truth”

They are both available online at http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/~avb/

I would strongly recommend students to dip into these books. For example Chapter 1 of “Shadows of the Truth” is very accessible and at the same time uses examples from the Turkish language to make its point.


Chris Stephenson

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi
Bilgisayar Bilimleri Bölüm Başkanı
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Posted by on March 4, 2009 in CogSci, Math, psychology

 

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