Thursday, January 6, 2011

Workshop on Embodied, Distributed and Extended Cognition

The Philosophy Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is hosting the Workshop on Embodied, Distributed and Extended Cognition, that will be held in Barcelona on March 24th and 25th 2011.

The workshop is aimed at discussing methodological and general philosophical issues in post-cognitivist cognitive science and to provide an interdisciplinary overview of newly developed approaches to cognition. The idea is to examine and discuss recently developed programs such as embodied cognition, the extended mind and socially distributed cognition.
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Corrado Sinigaglia (U. degli Studi di Milano)
  • Robert Wilson (U. Alberta)
  • David Kirsh (UCSD)
Besides invited talks, there will be four symposia discussing the notion of embodiment and its implications for the study of cognition, the viability of the extended mind thesis, the limits of computational models of cognition and, as the final discussion, the question of where cognitive science is heading (i.e. to a neo-cognitivist framework, or to a real change of paradigm?).

Call for Poster Presentations
Graduate and undergraduate students are specially encouraged to submit a proposal for a poster presentation. Topics can include, but are not limited to: the notion of embodiment, sensorimotor representations, the extended mind thesis, socially distributed cognition, the state of the art in cognitive science, embodied artificial intelligence, and the value of the computationalist approach.

Researchers interested in submitting a poster presentation should send an anonymized abstract of no more than 1.000 words to , in .doc or .pdf format, including, in the body of the email, author’s name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address. Abstracts will be blindly reviewed by experts designated by the organizing committee.

Deadline for submission: February 4, 2011
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2011

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