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Shimon Edelman, “The Happiness of Pursuit: Machineries of Joy”

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 7:30pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

In this lecture, Cornell psychology professor Shimon Edelman will talk about happiness—its evolutionary basis, cognitive mechanisms, and social dynamics—and offer some thoughts about what can and should be done to promote it.

The author of The Happiness of Pursuit and Computing the Mind, Edelman was born in the USSR and emigrated to Israel, where he earned a bachelor’s degree at Technion and a master’s and Ph.D. at Weizmann Institute of Science. He is interested in all aspects of cognition and has written dozens of scholarly publications in theoretical neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence.

Edelman’s lecture is the last in the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions’ free summer events series.

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