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FYI: 11th Summer School in Cognitive Science

Author: Elena Marina

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition


Date: July 4-24, 2004
Location: New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact: Elena Marina
Contact Email: school@cogs.nbu.bg
Meeting URL: http://www.nbu.bg/cogs/events/ss2004.html
Linguistic Sub-field: Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

11th International Summer School in Cognitive Science
Organised by the New Bulgarian University
Endorsed by the Cognitive Science Society
Sponsored by the European Commission (EUROCOG project)


Week I: July 5-11
- Edward Necka (U. Cracow, Poland) Creativity
- Franz Schmalhofer (U. Osnabrueck, Germany) Situation Models and Embodied Language Processes
- George Kampis (U. Budapest, Hungary) Deconstructing the Mind:
Anti-Cartesian Perspective on Cognition

Week II: July 12-18
Color and Form in Visual Perception
- Myron Braunstein (UC Irvine, USA) Visual Perception of the 3D
- Boicho Kokinov (NBU, Bulgaria) Understanding Human Analogy-Making

Week III: July 19-24
- Jeffrey Elman (UC, San Diego, USA) Connectionist Models of
Learning and Developmen
- Fernanda Ferreira (Michigan State U, USA) Psycholinguistics:
Language as a product and as an action
- Richard Belew (UC, San Diego, USA) Adaptive Individuals in
Evolving Populations: Combining Evolutionary Modeling with Learning
and Development Models

In addition, panel discussions, participant symposia, and project work
will take place.

For more information look at:

Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science
New Bulgarian University
21 Montevideo Str.
Sofia 1635
phone: (+3592) 8110-403
e-mail: school@cogs.nbu.bg

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