Workshop announcement

Embodied, Distributed and Extended Cognition: Philosophical Perspectives

Department of Philosophy

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

March 24-25, 2011

Organized by TECNOCOG Research Group

The workshop aims at discussing philosophical issues in post-cognitivist cognitive science, especially recent approaches such as embodied cognition, the extended mind and socially distributed cognition.

Participation is free, but please register by sending an email to saray.ayala@uab.es.

Invited talks

  • David Kirsh (UCSD): Thinking with the body and other things.
  • Corrado Sinigaglia (U. of Milan): Ready both to your and to my hands: how we share the space of action.
  • Sergio Martínez (UNAM): The embodiment of abstraction.
  • Robert Wilson (U. Alberta): What does cognition have to do with what’s in the head?

Symposia

  • What does embodiment mean?
  • Perception and action in social context.
  • Cognitive science without embodied, distributed and extended cognition?

Call for Posters & Prize for Best Student Poster

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2011

Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2011

We welcome poster submissions, especially by graduate and undergraduate students. 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, or the value of the computationalist approach.

With the generous support of the Cognitive Science Society, the best student poster will receive a prize of 250 US-$ and a one-year membership in the Cognitive Science Society. By submitting your poster to the workshop and certifying that you are a student, you will automatically be considered for the award. A committee of the invited speakers and selected participants in the symposia will determine the winner.”

Researchers interested in submitting a poster presentation should send an anonymized abstract of no more than 1.000 words to saray.ayala@uab.es , 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.

Funding and support

This workshop is funded by the Spanish Ministery of Science and Innovation (FFI2010-11287-E), and by the Faculty of Philosophy at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and it is sponsored by the Cognitive Science Society and by the Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science Society in Spain.

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