The Nature and Origins of Human Cognition

June 18-19, 2015, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Luisenstraße 56, Festsaal, 10117 Berlin

Conference organized by Michael Pauen, Richard Moore, Anna Strasser (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Albert Newen (Ruhr-University, Bochum), and Cameron Buckner (University of Houston)

The goal of the conference will be to examine the nature of cognition, with particular respect to its developmental stages in ontogeny and phylogeny. On the first day we will look to host a series of keynote talks and symposia that address the similarities and differences in the cognitive abilities of adult humans, human children, and animals. The second day will be dedicated to the discussion of related themes, like the nature of meta-representation and its relationship to language, and the relationship between thought and action.

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Posted: May 27, 2015