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Marshall M. Weinberg Conference: The Future of Cognitive Science

Thursday, October 16, 2008
12:00 AM
Michigan Union, Pendleton Room

This conference is co-sponsored by the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology.

Thursday afternoon (Oct. 16, 2008) session: John R. Anderson and Alison Gopnik
John R. Anderson, Carnegie Mellon University
"The Image of Complexity"
Alison Gopnik,, UC Berkeley
"Rational Constructivism: How the meeting of philosophy of science, machine learning and cognitive development will transform cognitive science"

Friday morning (Oct. 17, 2008) session: Marc Hauser and Zenon Pylyshyn
Marc Hauser, Harvard University
"The Generative Brain and the Superficiality of Cultural Variation"
Zenon Pylyshyn, Rutgers University
"Object Tracking and the Mind-World Link"

Friday afternoon (Oct. 17, 2008) session: Christof Koch and Ned Block
Cristof Koch, California Institute of Technology
"The Neurobiology of Consciousness"
Ned Block, New York University
"Consciousness and the Extended Mind"