Avian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference

The bird‘s eye view on the evolution of cognition 11th and 12th of August 2022 – Ruhr University Bochum We have a great lineup of confirmed speakers including, but not limited to, Dmitry Aronov, Herman Wagner, and Thomas Bugnyar.Join us for two days of birds, brains and behavior! Further details will follow soon Here is the registration link: register until the 16th of June 2022 Looking forward to seeing you… » read more

Bayesian Learning & Reasoning

JULY 11-12th 2022 Ruhr-Universität Bochum Keynote Speakers: Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck College) Nico Orlandi (University of California, Santa Cruz) Julia Staffel (University of Colorado, Boulder) Josh Tenenbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) For the full program and further information, please click here

The Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures with Cecilia Heyes- 07.-08.06.2022 – Ruhr University Bochum

Prof. Heyes‘ work concerns the evolution of cognition. It explores the ways in which natural selection, learning, developmental and cultural processes combine to produce the mature cognitive abilities found in adult humans. She is especially interested in social cognition. Her current projects examine whether the neurocognitive mechanisms enabling cultural in-heritance – social learning, imitation, mirror neurons, mind reading, etc. – are themselves products of cultural evolution. Her three lectures will… » read more

Why do people believe weird things? Bayesian Brains, Conspiracy Theories, and Intellectual Vice

Talk Series on Conspiracy Theories & Rationality Please register to acquire zoom link for participation. Send Email to: Further info: Organized by Dr. Nina Poth, Dr. Krzysztof Dolega, Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht Upcoming Talks April 21 MICHAEL STREVENS (NYU)Irrationality and Rationality in Science  April 28 SAM GERSHMAN (Harvard) How to never be wrong  May 5 | 6 pm !!! (CET) CAILIN O’CONNOR (Irvine) Multiple Mechanisms for Polarization  May 12 C…. » read more

Interdisciplinary Reading Club:

Recent Debates on Situated Cognition Summer Semester 2022 Prof. Albert NewenDr. Sabrina Coninx 12.04.202216:00-17:30 Hal Hershfield (UCLA Anderson School)The Future SelfZoom-Link 19.04.2022 Evan Westra (York University, Toronto) A New Framework for the Psychology of Social NormsZoom-Link 10.05.2022 Anna Borghi (Sapienza University of Rome)Abstract Concepts and Inner SpeechZoom-LInk 07.-08.06.2022 Carnap Lectures (Hybrid Event) with Cecilia Heyes (Oxford University) 14.06.2022 Adrian Alsmith (King’s College London)Imagination, Illusion, and (Virtual) Reality 28.06.2022 Jonathan Birch (London… » read more


Time slots for all talks:Session: 16:00 – 18:40 (CET) / 10:00am – 12:40am (EST)(1st talk: 16:00 / 10am, 2nd talk: 17:25 / 11:25am) Login details for all talks: 815 5743 9258Kenncode: 6CAG4D MAY 19TH 2022“Perception Revisited” 1.) Susanne Schellenberg (Rutgers), “Perspectival Variance and Perceptual Constancy”2.) Peter Brössel (RUB), “Perception and Updating” JUNE 2ND 2022“The Hard Problem of Consciousness” 1.) Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers), “Subjectivity in an Objective World”2.) Tobias Schlicht (RUB),… » read more