LINGUIST List 9.406

Thu Mar 19 1998

Confs: Unfolding Perceptual Continua

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  1. Roberto Poli, Unfolding Perceptual Continua--BISCA-98

Message 1: Unfolding Perceptual Continua--BISCA-98

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 14:33:16 +0100
From: Roberto Poli <>
Subject: Unfolding Perceptual Continua--BISCA-98

 Istituto Mitteleuropeo di Cultura-Mitteleuropaeisches Kulturinstitut 
 Bolzano International School in Cognitive Analysis 
 Bolzano, September 7-11 

Recent problems raised by cognitive science, such as the perception of
forms, the recognition of natural languages, the problems of common sense,
na\239ve physics, and consequently the need for direct and non-propositional
reference to the objects of experience - as cited, for example by scientists
working in robotics - has proposed new areas of inquiry for psychophysics.
The Bolzano School in Cognitive Analysis of 1998 will analyze the problem of
perceptual continua (in particular space, time, sound, colour and touch)
from the point of view of neurophysiological, of phenomenic and of
philosophical enquiry. Moreover, a parallel reading of the theories
developed at the beginning of this century and of contemporary ones might be
useful not only in philosophy but also in various areas of cognitive sciences.

Speakers of BISCA 1998 are:

The experimental phenomenology standpoint

Multiply extended continua in vision

Grouping paradigms in music

Sensory perception: touch and cognition

General information: 

1. Attendance to the school will be limited to about 30 participants. 
2. A hotel list will be sent upon notification of acceptance. Hotel costs in
Bolzano range between 70,000 and 250,000 Italian Liras per day, full board.
3. Each speaker will give 4 lectures, with ample time for discussion. 
4. All lectures will be in English.
5. A small number of boursaries are available to qualified students to meet
the costs of participation.

BISCA's board of directors includes: L. Albertazzi (Trento), R. Langacker
(La Jolla), J. Petitot (Paris), R. Poli (Trento) and L. Talmy (Buffalo) 

For more information write to Liliana Albertazzi: 

and see the IMC web site:
Roberto Poli
Department of Sociology and Social Research
26, Verdi street
38100 Trento -- Italy
Tel. ++39-461-881-403
Fax: ++39-461-881-348
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