Modeling, Simulation and Computational Science: Perspectives from different sciences

Workshop 29.11.2007 – 30.11.2007 HelsinkiThursday 29.11. 2007: Metsätalo, aud. 4, ( Unioninkatu 40)Computational templates and computational science:10.00 – 11.15 Paul Humphreys, Department of Philosophy, University of Virginia: “Computational Templates: Representation and Application”11.15 – 11.30 Coffee 11.30 – 12.15 Andrea Loettgers, California Institute of Technology: “Computational templates in modeling biological systems”12.15 …

Mathematical Models of Cognitive Behaviour

For your information:Workshop Announcement – Call for ParticipationMathematical Models of Cognitive BehaviourAvon Gorge Hotel, BristolNovember 9th, 2007 (9am – 5pm)http://patterns.enm.bris.ac.uk/cognitive-systems-workshopWorkshop of the Pascal Network of Excellence and the euCognition NetworkProbabilistic approaches to Artificial Intelligence have becomemainstream in the past decade. Statistical methods are routinely usedin machine learning, machine translation, machine …

Are your brains BIG?

Hi,I just found out that the students of cogsci (here in Helsinki) are arguing passionately (greetings to Ilmari + guys) about this story: http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.cfm?DocID=166So, does the size of brains matter/correlate with the IQ… This may be a complicated question, and I was just thinking what the situation with the current comparative study is right now. …

The notion of coherence

Hi, Quite recently I started to think the notion of coherence in the context of cognitive sciences. (The sun was shining and so on…) As well know, there are several ways to interpret philosophically the notion of (conceptual) coherence. For instance, one way is to say that the notion of coherence can be simply defined …

EPSA07

EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science AssociationContributed papers are invited to the 1st Conference of the newly founded European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA). The conference will take place at Complutense University, Madrid, from 15-17 November 2007.For details of the Association (EPSA) and the Conference (EPSA07) see:   …

IJCNN 2007 – Invitation

Hi all, As my previous post said it (loud), the submission deadline for IJCNN (Orlando, 12-17 August, 2007)  has been extended to feb 12. So, all the readers of Brains, are also invited to submit to our special session on Philosophical Aspects of Neural Network Modeling. The special session considers research and development …

IJCNN 2007

IJCNN 2007: Due to popular request, the IJCNN2007 submission deadline has been extended to February 12, 2007. IJCNN2007 marks the 20 year anniversary of the International Joint Conferences on Neural Networks. Please do contribute to and participate in this event and celebrate this important milestone of the neural networks community …

ISHPSSB – are you in?

Dear Brains Community,   We are going to submit the following special session proposal at ISHPSSB. If you are interested,  please do contact me/us as soon as possible.   Welcome,   Anna-Mari   ***   2007 The International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology ( ISHPSSB )  …

Special Eurobarometer 224 “Europeans, Science and Technology”

I find this fascinating:  In the survey, a quiz was presented to respondents in order to test the knowledge onscience and technology. The test subjects were citizens of EU. http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_224_report_en.pdfsee especially pages 41-44Results of this quiz show that for most statements a majority of citizens in theEuropean Union answered correctly, …

The Necker cube

Hi everyone, You probably know these lines from Vision: “… To be sure, part of the explanation of [the Necker cube’s] perceptual reversal must have to do with a bistable neural network (that is, one with two distinct stable states) somewhere inside the brain… ” (Marr, 1982 p.25-26)  How do the current …

The Second European Cognitive Science Conference

For your information: The Second European Cognitive Science Conference (EuroCogSci07) will be held in Delphi, Greece, May 23-27, 2007. EuroCogSci07 is jointly organized by the Cognitive Science Society and by the Hellenic Cognitive Science Society.Further information, including information about registration fees and accommodation can be found at the conference website: …