Cognitive System Theory and Natural Knowledge: Workshop 18-20 Jan 2008

Seminar/Workshop: COGNITIVE SYSTEM THEORY & NATURAL KNOWLEDGE Organiser: Peter Burton [ http://homepage.mac.com/blinkcentral ]
Location: Academie Cusanus, Bressanone/SudTyrol, Italy [ http://www.cusanus.bz.it/info-en.asp ]
Time: 18-20 January 2008
Participants: 30-40 maximum.
Proposed Interest Groups: Artificial Cognitive Systems Network (euCognition) 26th European Workshop Cognitive Neuropsychology Researchers in Cognitive Theory and/or Natural Knowledge
Proposed Schedule and Topics: 18 Jan 2008:     5pm     'Human Cognition' P. Burton 19 Jan 2008:    2pm    'Coherent' Brain Activity & Learning         4pm    Nature & 'Structure' of the Mind 20 Jan 2008:    10am    Consciousness: 'Mysteries' and their Cognitive Resolution         2pm    'Natural' Knowledge
Working Sessions: Each of the four 2hr working sessions will lead with a 30 minute 'position paper', followed by extensive discussion, structured around 3-5 presentations on previously nominated aspects of the theme, to cover: Cognitive theory         (where applicable)    what needs to be understood Philosophical Issues            ""        what has been problematic Neuroscience/Imaging        ""        ways into the problem Psychology/Neuropsychology    ""        relevant experimental data Cognitive Science            ""        computational models Artificial Cognitive Systems        ""        towards a 'virtual mind'
Call for Papers/Invitation/Solicitation: Please feel free to respond with nominations/suggestions regarding participation, presentation, contribution and discussion leaders: the shape & coherence of the sessions will depend on them. Please give the workshop due consideration.
Outcomes: In each working session, the meeting will target an explicit scientific specification of a future research agenda designed to address key priority discovery/resolution issues.
Peter G Burton PhD http://homepage.mac.com/blinkcentral
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