11th Annual Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium
The symposium took place in the Michigan League Ballroom and virtually via Zoom on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 2023.
Psychiatry has long emphasized lists of signs and symptoms for categorizing, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders. However, the inner workings of the mind/brain that produce and explain these signs and symptoms have remained obscure. The 2023 Weinberg Symposium examines “Computational Psychiatry”, an upstart field that aims to revolutionize psychiatry by addressing this gap. Theorists in this new field build computational models that explain in a step-by-step way how the mind/brain performs key mental functions, and they then demonstrate how signs and symptoms of mental disorders arise from altered “parameter settings” of these models. The Symposium features five leading theorists in computational psychiatry who will present their latest research on topics including delusional belief in schizophrenia and negativity bias in depressive disorders. The Symposium offers a chance to hear about the promise (as well as the pitfalls) of computational psychiatry—a field that has the potential to transform the way we understand mental illness.
2023 Featured Speakers
Our featured speakers are renowned experts in their respective disciplines, offering diverse perspectives in cognitive science.
Please click on their names below to read more about them.
Paul Fletcher (Cambridge)
Peggy Seriès (University of Edinburgh)
Eran Eldar (Hebrew University)
Xiaosi Gu (Mt. Sinai)
Matteo Colombo (Tilburg University)
About the Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium
Held annually at the University of Michigan, the Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum that attracts leading scholars, researchers, and students from a variety of disciplines to examine the science behind significant and timely issues in cognitive science. The overall aim of the Symposium is to advance the reciprocal flow of ideas across fields in cognitive science, broadly understood to include neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence. The Symposium includes a keynote address, presentations by leaders in the field, student poster session, panel discussion, reception, and ample time for participant and student interaction.
Past symposia have explored such topics as artificial intelligence, bilingual brain research, the rationality of thought, the cognitive science of moral minds, and the use of neuroscience data in legal judgments, among others. The first Weinberg Symposium was held at U-M in 2009.
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