What we're about

Who can (and should) join: Anyone interested in cognitive science, the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, which embraces philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology.

What we will do: Read books on topics pertaining to cognitive science or related fields, then meeting up and discussing them.

Check out our reading list (https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/122713.Austin_Cognitive_Science_Book_Club_?utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastelist) - please feel free to add books to the list or vote!

Additionally, if you are in the group or interested in joining, please take two minutes and 44 seconds to fill out this survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HKQQBNC) - it will help with planning and logistics.

Upcoming events (5+)

Let's discuss 'Superintelligence' by Nick Bostrom! Part 1 (First 8 Chapters)

Let's meet up to discuss the first half of 'Superintelligence' by Nick Bostrom. For this meeting we will be reading the first 8 chapters of the book. Here's a loose agenda: 7pm-7:10pm: Settling in, introductions and some housekeeping (group updates/announcements) 7:10-8pm: Share some quotes from the book to guide our discussion 8pm-8:45pm: Critique or praise of the book as well as general discussions and tangents (people tend to trickle out starting at 8:30pm) Important info: Location TBD If you RSVP and find out you can no longer attend, please un-RSVP so that someone who is waitlisted can take your spot. The meeting rooms we have access to tend to have limited space. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns!

Let's discuss 'The Organized Mind' by Daniel J. Levitin!

Let's meet up to discuss 'The Organized Mind' by Daniel J. Levitin Here's a loose agenda: 7pm-7:10pm: Settling in, introductions and some housekeeping (group updates/announcements) 7:10-8pm: Share some quotes from the book to guide our discussion 8pm-8:45pm: Critique or praise of the book as well as general discussions and tangents (people tend to trickle out starting at 8:30pm) Important info: Location TBD If you RSVP and find out you can no longer attend, please un-RSVP so that someone who is waitlisted can take your spot. The meeting rooms we have access to tend to have limited space. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns!

Let's discuss ' The Symbolic Species' by Terrence W. Deacon!

Let's meet up to discuss 'The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain' by Terrence W. Deacon Here's a loose agenda: 7pm-7:10pm: Settling in, introductions and some housekeeping (group updates/announcements) 7:10-8pm: Share some quotes from the book to guide our discussion 8pm-8:45pm: Critique or praise of the book as well as general discussions and tangents (people tend to trickle out starting at 8:30pm) Important info: Location TBD If you RSVP and find out you can no longer attend, please un-RSVP so that someone who is waitlisted can take your spot. The meeting rooms we have access to tend to have limited space. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns!

Let's discuss 'The Consciousness Instinct' by Michael S. Gazzaniga

Let's meet up to discuss 'The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind' by Michael S. Gazzaniga Here's a loose agenda: 7pm-7:10pm: Settling in, introductions and some housekeeping (group updates/announcements) 7:10-8pm: Share some quotes from the book to guide our discussion 8pm-8:45pm: Critique or praise of the book as well as general discussions and tangents (people tend to trickle out starting at 8:30pm) Important info: Location TBD If you RSVP and find out you can no longer attend, please un-RSVP so that someone who is waitlisted can take your spot. The meeting rooms we have access to tend to have limited space. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns!

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