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Nijmegen Lectures 2015, February 25 - 27

The Origin of Abstract Thought



Susan Carey and Elizabeth Spelke

Department of Psychology, Harvard University Cambridge


The Origin of Abstract Thought


Public lectures: 10:00 - 12:00

Day 1: Radboud University (RU) Nijmegen, Aula, Comeniuslaan 2, Nijmegen

Days 2 and 3: RU, Collegezalencomplex, Room CC2, Mercatorpad 1, Nijmegen. For map click here.

Discussion sessions: 14:00 - 16:30

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Room 163, Wundtlaan 1, Nijmegen

All lectures and discussion sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Registration is mandatory. To register please click here.

To download the Nijmegen Lectures 2015 poster, please click here.

Call for posters
The Nijmegen Lectures will include a poster session on topics related to this year’s theme: The Origin of Abstract Thought
We invite abstract submissions for posters, particularly from junior researchers, and especially about studies relating to the theme of this year's lectures.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by email to Include a title, author names, author affiliations, and contact email addresses (not included in the word count).  The deadline is January 25th, 2015.  Abstracts will be moderated by the Nijmegen Lectures committee and candidates will be informed of decisions by January 31st.

Poster session:  February 26th, 17:00 - 18:00.
Location: 1st floor landing, MPI for Psycholinguistics

Where and when:
Feb 25-27, 2015
Scientific committee:
Marisa Casillas
Sarah Gerson
Asli Ozyurek
Irina Simanova
Sharon Unsworth
Ina Grevel, , phone +31 24 3521 318

Street address
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Mailing address
P.O. Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Phone:   +31-24-3521911
Fax:        +31-24-3521213

Public Outreach Officer
Marjolein Scherphuis