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LINGUIST List 23.3352

Thu Aug 09 2012

Confs: Cognitive Science/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Aug-2012
From: Teresa Salvato <teresa.salvatotufts.edu>
Subject: Tufts Cognitive Science Conference on 'Language and Representation'
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Tufts Cognitive Science Conference on 'Language and Representation'

Date: 14-Sep-2012 - 16-Sep-2012
Location: Medford, MA, USA
Contact: Matthias Scheutz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://cogsci.tufts.edu/conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

Tufts has recently started a new cognitive science Ph.D. program, which builds on a long-standing tradition of highly visible cognitive science research at Tufts. The conference on 'Language and Representation' will formally inaugurate the program and feature 16 invited presentations by renowned cognitive scientists from Tufts and other institutions.

Daniel Dennett (Tufts)
Ken Forbus (Northwestern)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern)
Jonathan Grainger (Marseille)
Gina Kuperberg (Tufts)
Marta Kutas (UCSD)
Ray Jackendoff (Tufts)
Anthony Monaco (Tufts)
Anna Papafragou (Delaware)
Aniruddh Patel (Tufts)
Linda Smith (Indiana)
Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins)
Jesse Snedeker (Harvard)
Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard)
Joshua Tenenbaum (MIT)
Maryanne Wolf (Tufts)

Friday, September 14, 2012

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Matthias Scheutz
Opening remarks, conference and program overview

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Anthony Monaco
Genetics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Marta Kutas
ERP Evidence for Incrementality, Prediction, and Semantic Memory Representations during Sentence Comprehension

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Coffee break

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Gina Kuperberg
What do ERPs and fMRI Tell Us About the Neural Dynamics of Language Comprehension?

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Jonathan Grainger
Orthographic Processing in Man, Monkey, and Machine

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Poster session and welcome reception

Saturday, September 15, 2012

9:00am - 9:45am
Paul Smolensky
Explaining Linguistic Performance and Universal Grammar with Neural Computation

9:45am - 10:30am
Joshua Tenenbaum
Modeling the Common Sense Core with Probabilistic Programs

10:30am - 11:00am
Coffee break

11:00am - 11:45am
Anna Papafragou
Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Representations

11:45am - 12:30pm
Ray Jackendoff
Even Simpler Syntax: A Hierarchy of Grammatical Complexity

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Lunch break

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Linda Smith
The Sensori-motor Origins of Reference

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Dedre Gentner
Why We are So Smart

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Coffee break

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Elizabeth Spelke
Language and Core Knowledge

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Aniruddh Patel
Comparative Cognitive Science: Music and Language

Sunday, September 16, 2012

9:00am - 9:45am
Ken Forbus
Steps towards Human-level AI

9:45am - 10:30am
Maryanne Wolf
The Evolving, Reading Brain

10:30am - 11:00am
Coffee break

11:00am - 11:45am
Jesse Snedeker TBD

11:45am - 12:30pm
Daniel Dennett
The Public Face of Cognitive Science

12:30pm - 12:40pm
Matthias Scheutz
Closing remarks



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