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[Neuroscience] ASAB Interdisciplinary Workshop 2012: Physical Cognition & Problem Solving

zdemery via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by zdemery from gmail.com)
Thu Mar 1 03:41:52 EST 2012

Dear all,

We would like to invite you to the ASAB Interdisciplinary Workshop on
Physical Cognition & Problem Solving to be held at the University of
Birmingham on June 27th =96 28th 2012. This event is FREE to attend and
travel bursaries are available. We hope proceedings from this workshop
to form a special issue in Animal Behaviour, subject to peer review.

The aim of this workshop is to provide an excellent networking
opportunity for both post-graduate students and senior-level
working in the field of cognition. It will provide excellent potential
for delegates to forge new links with researchers from other
institutions and disciplines, particularly for younger academics.

The topic of physical problem-solving is inherently interdisciplinary,
bringing together researchers from several fields. They share a common
interest in the nature of cognitive architectures, how they may have
evolved phylogenetically and how they develop over an individual's
lifetime. This may be investigated through controlled experiments with
human children (psychology), field observations and captive studies of
animals (zoology) and the design of behaviourally flexible,
robots, able to explore and learn about their environment (computer

Invited speakers include:
* Joanna Bryson (Bath)
* Ludwig Huber (Vienna)
* Nicola McGuigan (Heriot-Watt)
* Murray Shanahan (Imperial)
* Elva Robinson (York)

We would especially like to encourage postgraduate students to present
poster or an oral presentation, or to simply attend.

Interested participants should register for FREE here:


Deadline for abstract submission: May 11th
Deadline for registration to attend: June 26th

For further details please see
http://jackiechappell.com/pcps-workshop-2012/ or contact one of the

Nicola Cutting: nxc945 from bham.ac.uk
Zoe Demery: zxd878 from bham.ac.uk
Emma Tecwyn: ect255 from bham.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Best wishes,

Emma, Nicola and Zoe

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