• 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) - Let's also discuss when to meet for Part 2 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: Cenote on E Cesar Chavez 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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  • Let's discuss 'The Strange Order of Things' by Antonio Damasio!

    Let's meet up to discuss 'The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures' by Antonio Damasio! 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: Halcyon Mueller Coffee Shop 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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  • Let's discuss 'The Compass of Pleasure' by David J. Linden!

    Let's meet up to discuss 'The Compass of Pleasure'! 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: UPDATE: The meeting will still be at the Triangle Apartments however the exact address is 4510 W Guadalupe St. The entrance is on the corner of W 46th and Guadalupe. If you are coming from North Austin/N.Lamar you will pass a T-Mobile and the Triangle Bus Stop. If you are coming from South Austin you will pass a Walgreen's. There's street parking on Guad and W.46th, as well as visitor parking in Buildings B and C. 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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  • Let's discuss 'The Blank Slate' by Steven Pinker!

    At our last book club meeting, Steven Pinker was extremely popular, so I'm excited to read another one of his books! 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, general discussions and tangents, and choosing next month's book (people tend to trickle out starting at 8:15pm-8:30pm) Important info: 4600 W Guadalupe St Austin TX 78751 I’ll meet everyone at the front/lobby. The location is next door to Maudie’s and across the parking lot from T-Mobile. -To vote on books or suggest books for upcoming meetings, please see our good reads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/122713.Austin_Cognitive_Science_Book_Club_ -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! And see you August 30th!

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  • Let's discuss "The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature"

    The Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Building Rm 2.402

    Let's meet to discuss Steven Pinker's "The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature", which according to the NY Times, "explores the duality of human cognition: the modesty of its construction and the majesty of its constructive power." Here's a link to the book, available in multiple formats: https://www.amazon.com/Stuff-Thought-Language-Window-Nature/dp/0143114247 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-845pm: Critique or praise of the book, general discussions and tangents, and choosing next month's book (people tend to trickle out starting at 8:15pm-8:30pm) Important info: -The location is Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB) 201 E 24th St, Austin TX, 78712 in Room 2.404B. For some reason Meetup isn't allowing me to choose 2.404B, only 2.402. -To vote on books or suggest books for upcoming meetings, please see our good reads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/122713.Austin_Cognitive_Science_Book_Club_ -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! And see you June 21st!

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  • Let's discuss "Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction"!

    The Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Building Rm 2.402

    For the third Austin Cognitive Science Book Club, let's meet to discuss "Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction" by Philip Tetlock. This was another book that was mentioned frequently at our previous meetup, and I for one am really excited to dive in. After all, The Economist calls this book the "scientific analysis of the ancient art of divination". Here is a link to the book, which is available in multiple formats: https://www.amazon.com/Superforecasting-Science-Prediction-Philip-Tetlock/dp/0804136718/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523026569&sr=8-1&keywords=superforecasting+the+art+and+science+of+prediction 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-845pm: Critique or praise of the book, general discussions and tangents, and choosing next month's book (people tend to trickle out starting at 8:15pm-8:30pm) Please note: -The location is Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB) 201 E 24th St, Austin TX, 78712 in Room 2.404B. For some reason Meetup isn't allowing me to choose 2.404, only 2.402. -To vote on books or suggest books for upcoming meetings, please see our good reads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/122713.Austin_Cognitive_Science_Book_Club_ -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! And see you May 10th!

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  • Let's discuss "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt

    New Central Library

    • What we'll do Please join us for the second meetup of Austin Cognitive Science Book Club, where we will be discussing Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion". This book was referenced constantly in the first meetup - and I'm really excited to read the book that the NY Times called "a landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself." Here's a link to the book, which is available in multiple formats: https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777 As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. • Important to know The meeting room at the library is limited, so please un-RSVP if needed so I can get an accurate headcount.

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  • First ever meetup! Let's discuss "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman

    Hello! Please join us for the first ever Austin Cognitive Science Book Club meetup! I thought "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman would be a good start. Link to the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555 Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or recommendations. Thank you, Alexa

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