Talking About Learning: Metaphor in the Mind and Hands

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NSSR assistant professor of Psychology Daniel Cassasanto’s research examines how language, culture, and bodily experiences influence the way people think, feel, and make decisions. In his blog, “The Malleable Mind” on the Psychology Today website, Cassasanto makes these issues in cognitive science comprehensible to a broader audience.  This talk examines the ways that space structures our abstract concepts, and how using the body according to the spatial schemas in our minds can promote learning.

This workshop is open to members of the university community only.



Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

Contact Information:

 Carolyn Comiskey,, 212-229-8947 x2758


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