Call: Embodied, Distributed and Extended Cognition: Philosophical Perspectives Workshop

Embodied, Distributed and Extended Cognition: Philosophical Perspectives Workshop

Department of Philosophy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
March 24-25, 2011
Organized by TECNOCOG Research Group

Note: Call for Posters/Best Student Poster Competition (supported by Cognitive Science Society)

The workshop aims at discussing philosophical issues in post-cognitivist cognitive science, especially recent approaches such as embodied cognition, the extended mind and socially distributed cognition.

Participation is free, but please register by sending an email to

Invited talks:

David Kirsh (UCSD): Thinking with the body and other things
Corrado Sinigaglia (U. of Milan): Ready both to your and to my hands: how we share the space of action
Sergio Martínez (UNAM): The embodiment of abstraction
Robert Wilson (U. Alberta): What does cognition have to do with what’s in the head?

Plus three symposia:

1. What does embodiment mean?
2. Perception and action in social context
3. Cognitive science without embodied, distributed and extended cognition?

Symposia participants:

Paco Calvo (U. of Murcia)
Toni Gomila (U. of Illes Balears)
Josefa Toribio (ICREA, U. Autònoma de Barcelona)
Joan López-Moliner (U. of Barcelona)
Daniel Quesada (U. Autònoma de Barcelona)
Fernando Broncano (U. Carlos III Madrid)
Jesús Vega (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Call for Posters & Prize for Best Student Poster

Deadline for submission: February 4, 2011
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2011

We welcome poster submissions, especially by graduate and undergraduate students. Topics can include, but are not limited to: the notion of embodiment, sensorimotor representations, the extended mind thesis, socially distributed cognition, the state of the art in cognitive science, embodied artificial intelligence, or the value of the computationalist approach.

With the generous support of the Cognitive Science Society, the best student poster will receive a prize of 250 US-$ and a one-year membership in the Cognitive Science Society. By submitting your poster to the workshop and certifying that you are a student, you will automatically be considered for the award. A committee of the invited speakers and selected participants in the symposia will determine the winner.”

Researchers interested in submitting a poster presentation should send an anonymized abstract of no more than 1.000 words to, in .doc or .pdf format, including, in the body of the email, author’s name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address. Abstracts will be blindly reviewed by experts designated by the organizing committee.

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