Workshop “Cognitive Modules and Interfaces”

Title: Workshop “Cognitive Modules and Interfaces”
Location: SISSA, Trieste, Italy
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Start Date: 2012-09-17 (Talk of Noam Chomsky); 2012-09-18 (Workshop begin)
End Date: 2012-09-19

Different fields of cognitive sciences – language acquisition, music, mathematics, reasoning, animal communication, pragmatics and social cognition – and their interactions, as well as neuroscience will be the topics of this workshop.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

LUCA BONATTI // ICREA and Pompeu Fabra Uni. Barcelona – Spain
At the origin of human rationality: infants’ reasoning about future events

STANISLAS DEHAENE // Coll├Ęge de France and Neurospin, Saclay – France
From word to sentence: in search of the brain mechanisms for constituent structure

LUCIANO FADIGA // University of Ferrara and Italian Institute of Technology – Italy
On the sensorimotor grounding of speech and language

LILA GLEITMAN // University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – USA
How to start at the beginning: the machinery of observational word learning

ISABELLE PERETZ // BRAMS/CRBLM University of Montreal – Canada
Music, language and modularity framed in action

CONSTANCE SCHARFF // Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin – Germany
Thinking about language evolution at the zoo: insights from flies, birds, and bats

DAN SPERBER // CEU, Budapest – Hungary
Domain-general reasoning in a modular mind

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION MANDATORY AT CHOMSKYANDWORKSHOP@SISSA.IT
Between June 16th and September 10th 2012

On September 17th, Noam Chomsky will give a lecture on “The minimalis program and language acquisition”.

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