Cognitive Science Symposium

2019 ASU Cognitive Science Symposium

Supported by the Cialdini Leap Forward Fund

Whatever Next? Predictive Brains and the Future of Cognitive Science*

October 18, 2019, 10am-5pm

(Psychology Library, ASU Tempe Campus)

Across areas of cognitive science, new models propose that a basic function of cognition is prediction. We predict when taking a step, when speaking (or hearing) a sentence, when interacting with others; and the brain itself may operate as predictive system.

The symposium consists of talks by three internationally recognized scientists and a panel discussion:

10 am: Andre Bastos (MIT)

Theoretical and Neurophysiological Underpinnings for Predictive Coding

11:15 am: James Enns (University of British Columbia)

Is human perception based on predictive intelligence or ?

2 pm: Martin Pickering (University of Edinburgh)

Prediction in Language

3:30-5 pm: Panel Discussion

*The symposium title is based on Clark, A. (2013). Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 181-253.