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Mon Oct 04 2010

Confs: Cognitive Science/Germany

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        1.    Michela Tacca, Modularity of Mind: Revisions and Prospects

Message 1: Modularity of Mind: Revisions and Prospects
Date: 02-Oct-2010
From: Michela Tacca <michela.taccagmail.com>
Subject: Modularity of Mind: Revisions and Prospects
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Modularity of Mind: Revisions and Prospects

Date: 29-Oct-2010 - 30-Oct-2010
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Contact: Michela Tacca
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/index.php?id=12274

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

The Modularity of Mind: Revisions and Prospects
Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, 29-30 October 2010

Organization: Markus Werning (Bochum), Jürgen Zielasek (Düsseldorf), Michela Tacca (Düsseldorf)

For further information please see:
http://www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/index.php?id=12274

The aim of the conference is to explore new answers to the following vital questions: Is the mind modular and to which extent? Which properties do cognitive systems exhibit in virtue of their modularity? To what extent is a modular approach in the neurosciences useful and based on experimental evidence? How can such findings be used to elucidate the pathophysiology of mental or neurological disorders and help to develop innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods?

Speakers:

Clark Barrett (UCLA) - Modularity: The View from Evolutionary Psychology
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (Marburg) - Modularity and Language: Cross-Linguistic Considerations
Werner Callebaut (KLI) - The Modularity of Mind Revisited: Lessons from the Modularity of Matter
Willem de Haan (Amsterdam) - Functional Brain Modularity in Alzheimer's Disease
Peter Hagoort (Nijmegen) - The Modular Ghost in the Recurrent Connection Machine: Where is the Modular Mind in a Brain full of Recurrent Connectivity?
Gerhard Schurz (Düsseldorf) - Modular and Universal Components in Human Reasoning
Luca Surian (Trento) - The Modularity of Mind-Reading
Michela Tacca (Düsseldorf) - The Modularity of Perceptual Systems
Markus Werning (Bochum) - The Meanings in the Head: Compositional, Non-Symbolic, and Non-
Modular?
Wolfgang Wölwer (Düsseldorf) - Are there any Module-Specific Treatments yet? The Case of Cognitive
Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia
Jürgen Zielasek (Düsseldorf) - Introduction: Modularity in Psychiatry and Neurology



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