CFP: Cognition in Groups

Call for Papers – Workshop on “Cognition in Groups”, May 31 2017 in Milan Center for the Study of Social Action, University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, 20122 Milano, Italy. Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2017 Confirmed speakers: Giulia Piredda (Pavia), Kourken Michaelian (Dunedin), Giuliano Torrengo (Milan) The …

CFP: Advances in Cognitive Systems

The Fifth Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems will take place May 12-14, 2017, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA. The meeting aims to bring together researchers interested in building computational artifacts that focus on high-level cognition and decision making, reliance on rich, structured representations, and …

CFA: The Rational Role of Cognitive Phenomenology

Call for Abstracts, Workshop: The Rational Role of Cognitive Phenomenology University of Bergen, June 6–7th, 2017. Extended deadline for submissions: February 26th, 2017 Travel and accommodation funding is available. The organisers encourage participation from members of under-represented groups. Please scroll down for further information. DESCRIPTION Previous orthodoxy in philosophy of …

CFP: Cognition and Computation

Special issue of Reti, saperi, linguaggi: Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences Deadline for submissions: July 31th, 2017 Notification of acceptance: October 15th, 2017 One of the founding ideas of cognitive science is that cognition is essentially computation. From the very start, many have denied this view, but in recent times computationalism …

CFP Special Issue of Minds and Machines on Computation and Representation in Cognitive Neuroscience

GUEST EDITOR Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri – St. Louis INTRODUCTION Cognitive neuroscientists routinely explain cognition in terms of neural computations over neural representations. Yet some critics argue that cognitive neuroscience does not need the notions of neural computation and representations or, worse, that these notions are untenable. Whether or …

The Unexplained Intellect: The Mind’s Dynamic Foundations

One theme of this week’s posts has been the claim that dynamic entities are among the most metaphysically basic of the things in the mental domain.  I’ve made only the vaguest gestures towards saying what I mean by this (in response to Gualtiero’s earlier comment). By dynamic entities, I mean …

CFP: International Conference on Thinking

The International Conference on Thinking is now accepting submissions. Date: August 4-6, 2016 (Note: The Cognitive Science Society conference will be in Philadelphia the following week). Location: Brown University, Providence, RI, USA Submission deadline: 31st of March 2016 at 23:59 GMT This conference brings cognitive scientists, psychologists, philosophers, decision-making researchers, and …

Why all conscious thinking is sensory-based

This final post addresses an obvious puzzle: why is reflective thinking sensory based? We can, after all, think about all sorts of abstract nonsensory topics. We think about God, the size of the universe, the mental states of other people, the validity of arguments, arithmetical facts and other mathematical entities, …