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Lisa Neal <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 8 Nov 2005 17:06:15 -0500
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The Cognitive Science Society is hosting a free 2005-2006 virtual colloquium
series presented live over the Internet.
Topic: Hot Thought: Mechanisms of Emotional Cognition
Speaker: Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo, 
Time: November 18, 2005, Friday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
To register:
•         Go to You
will be taken to our Live Demonstrations & Events Page. 
•         Look for the session titled “Hot Thought: Mechanisms of Emotional
Cognition” in the “Webinar” section at the bottom.
•         Click the "Enroll Now" link next to the session 
•         Enter your username and password. Or click the link for "First
Time Attendees" if you have never attended an Elluminate event before. 
•         An email confirmation will be sent to you with all the session

Session Description
Cognitive science has tended to neglect the fact that thinking is often an
emotional process. This talk will provide an integrated account of the
mental mechanisms responsible for emotional cognition. These mechanisms
operate at multiple levels: social, psychological, neural, and molecular. I
will describe computational models that simulate the structures and
processes of emotional cognition at three different levels, the social, the
psychological, and the neural, and show the interrelations of these levels.
I will also discuss the application of mechanisms of emotional cognition to
domains such as science, law, and everyday decision making, and briefly
address the normative question of the extent to which emotional cognition is
This seminar is sponsored by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates and Elluminate.
Contact Lisa Neal at [log in to unmask] with questions about the seminar.
Lisa Neal, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine 
3 Valley Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 781-861-7373
Email: [log in to unmask]

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