Workhsop on Integrating Self and Other: Perception, Action, Metacognition

Frankel Leo ut 30-34
303, 206, G15
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 3:00pm to Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 3:00pm

We are organizing a 3-day workshop at CEU that brings together leading international junior and senior scientists in order to boost theoretical progress in social cognition research. The focus of the workshop will be on cultural, cognitive, and neural processes that enable individuals to integrate information about self and other in the service of social interaction. The workshop connects to a CEU SUN course on Problems of the Self organized by Hong-Yu Wong and Natalie Sebanz (2012) and will further increase the visibility of CEU’s Cognitive Science Department in the international Cognitive Science community, as well as serving to attract outstanding PhD students to CEU.THe workshop is organized by Professor Natalie Sebanz (CEU) and Professor Guenther Knoblich (CEU).

The key question addressed in the proposed workshop is how separate perceptions of the world and the thoughts resulting from these can be integrated across different individuals to enable smooth interpersonal coordination and communication. Of particular interest for the present purpose are recent studies demonstrating that 1) the boundaries between one’s own and others’ bodies are less clear cut than previously thought, 2) own and others’ perspectives are computed in similar ways (Apperly, Samson), 3) the sense of control over action outcomes relies on integrated representations of self and other (Dewey, Metcalfe, Pacherie), and 4) metacognitive processes support the integration of perceptions and thoughts across self and other (Frith, Metcalfe).

Invited Speakers:

Ian Apperly (University of Birmingham, UK)

John Dewey (CEU, Post-doc at Cognitive Science Department from 2013)

Chris Frith (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Uta Frith (UCL)

Janet Metcalfe (Columbia University, US)

Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France & CEU IAS Fellow in 2013)

Dana Samson (Universite Louvain, Belgium)

Ivana Konvalinka (CEU)

Bruno Galantucci (Yeshiva University)

Simon Garrod (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Hong Yu Wong (University of Tuebingen)

Cordula Vesper (CEU, Post-doc at Cognitive Science Department from 2013)

Gyorgy Gergely (CEU - Cognitive Development Center)


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