Marshall M. Weinberg Conference: The Future of Cognitive Science


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  • Host Department: Philosophy
  • Date: 10/16/2008 - 10/17/2008
  • Time: 01:00 PM

  • Location: Michigan Union, Pendleton Room

  • Description: 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"