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Hans Wallin lectures #3 - Susan Carey

On May 18-24, 2015, Susan Carey from Harvard University visited Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC). During her visit, she participated in different seminars and worked together with members of UMERC.

Susan Carey is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. She is an expert in conceptual development and language development, especially among children and infants, with broad competence in areas diverse as biology and numeracy. Carey is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.  She has received many academic awards and distinctions, including the Jean Nicod Prize for philosophy of mind in 1998. She was the first woman to receive the Rumelhart Prize in 2009, which has been given annually since 2001 to recognize significant contributions to the theoretical foundation of human cognition. Among her numerous publications is a recent book called The Origin of Concepts, which builds on results from both psychology and philosophy to challenge views about concept acquisition including those of Piaget.

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