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Thu Jun 4 1998

Confs: BISCA-98

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  1. Roberto Poli, BISCA-98

Message 1: BISCA-98

Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 13:17:40 +0100
From: Roberto Poli <>
Subject: BISCA-98

BISCA-98 - Bolzano International School in Cognitive Analysis 

>From ecology of perception to cognition

Recent problems raised by artificial intelligence and cognitive
sciences such as the perception of forms, the recognition of
natural languages, the problems of common sense, naive 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) have opened new areas of inquiry for psychophysics.

BISCA-98 will analyze the morphogenesis of the perceptive fields of
vision, sound and touch, starting from the microstructure of intuitive
continua, and therefore from a semiology of primitives as boundaries,
points, angles, blobs, pointers, denotators, local signs, etc.

The lectures, which from a general point of view will adopt an
ecological perspective on perception, will proceed along the parallel
tracks of psychophysical experimental research and the conceptual
development of a theory of the intentionality of consciousness

Speakers of BISCA 1998 are:

LILIANA ALBERTAZZI, The experimental phenomenology standpoint
JAN J. KOENDERINCK, Multiply extended continua in vision
GUERINO MAZZOLA, Grouping paradigms in music
RUGGERO PIERANTONI, 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.

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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