CFP: Cognitive Representations - Montreal's Cognitive Science Day - 2nd edition

Submission deadline: March 21, 2017

Conference date(s):
May 3, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Montréal, Canada


Montreal’s Cognitive Science Day
Cognitive Representations

The second edition of Montreal’s Cognitive Science Day will explore the theme of Cognitive Representations. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, at Université du Québec à Montréal.
Professor Kristine Onishi (McGill University) will be our invited keynote.

We invite you to submit your proposals on Cognitive Representations. Proposals can be on any related research project, answering questions including, but not limited to, the following:
- What is a cognitive representation? What is the nature of cognitive representations and how do we distinguish one from another? How should we define it/them?
- How do we determine the appropriate representational format or formats for a cognitive representation? How can those representational formats interact with each other?
- Are cognitive representations specific or abstract?
- Are cognitive representations modal or amodal?
- What are the different representational systems?
- What are the different biological systems that allow representations? How do they develop?
- Are representations different in young children? And with some psychopathologies and atypicalities?
- What could be the representational content of non-human animals?
- Through which process does the brain interpret representational content?
- What are the roles and functions of representations?
- What are the roles of representations in language evolution?
- Can we do without representations in cognitive sciences?

Send us a 150 to 300 words abstract in an attached PDF file, prepared for double-anonymous peer review, by Tuesday, March 21st, to the following address:

Please indicate in the body of your email your contact information (name, email, affiliation) and your preference between an oral presentation, a poster presentation or a short presentation of recent data (data blitz). The organization will respect preferences for poster presentations and data blitz but reserves the right to offer a different type of presentation to submissions for an oral presentation, depending on the proposal’s ranking following peer review.

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