Friday, March 25, 2022

10th anniversary Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium

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The 10th anniversary Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium will take place virtually via Zoom on Friday, March 25, 2022. The theme of the symposium is "The Cognitive Science of Concepts: Contrasting Perspectives Across the Disciplines."

10th anniversary Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium

The 10th anniversary Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium will take place virtually via Zoom on Friday, March 25, 2022. The theme of the symposium is "The Cognitive Science of Concepts: Contrasting Perspectives Across the Disciplines."

Concepts--mental representations that are the constituents of thought and the basis for reasoning--are understood and investigated in different ways across cognitive science's sub-disciplines, for example in developmental psychology, the study of animal cognition, and the study of artificial minds (i.e., AI). The 2022 Weinberg Symposium will present a range of contrasting and potentially complementary perspectives on concepts from leaders in the field in these respective sub-disciplines. 

 

Schedule

9:50-10:00 am   Opening Remarks

10:00-10:50 am  Babies as Scientists and Concepts as Theories, 
                             Marjorie Rhodes (NYU)

11:00-11:50 am    Categorization as Explanatory Reasoning and Armchair
                             Philosophy, Michael Strevens (NYU)

12:00-1:20 pm     Lunch and small groups with speakers

1:30-2:20 pm      Concepts are Shaped by Culture, Sandra Waxman
                            (Northwestern)

2:30-3:20 pm     Do Apes Believe?, Michael Tomasello (Duke) 

3:30-4:30 pm     Panel Discussion         

 
 

Call for Posters

More information coming soon!

 
 

Format

Virtual: Zoom

Details to come!

 
 
 

 

About the Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium

Held annually at the University of Michigan, the Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium provides an interdisciplinary forum that attracts leading scholars, researchers, and students from a variety of disciplines to examine the science behind significant and timely issues in cognitive science. The overall aim of the Symposium is to advance the reciprocal flow of ideas across fields in cognitive science, broadly understood to include neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence. The Symposium includes a keynote address, presentations by leaders in the field, student poster session, panel discussion, reception, and ample time for participant and student interaction.

Past symposia have explored such topics as artificial intelligence, bilingual brain research, the rationality of thought, the cognitive science of moral minds, and the use of neuroscience data in legal judgments, among others. The first Weinberg Symposium was held at U-M in 2009.
 

 

Contact

E-mail questions to Weinberg.Symposium@umich.edu.