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March 20-22 2013

The Cognition Institute invites you to its 1st international, trans-disciplinary conference, a unique platform where art and science meet to explore new ways of understanding cognition.
  • Embodied cognition and mental stimulation
  • Current friends in deception research
  • Developments in infant speech perception
  • Engineering creativity - can the arts help scientific research more directly?
  • Computational modelling of brain processes
  • Sounds for communication
  • Imagery, dance and creativity

Key note speakers:

  • Dr Linda Lanyon
  • Professory Guy Orban

An exciting evening programme:

  • Including a CogTalk debate and special film screening in association with SciScreen



Register for the conference

The Cognition Institute is a new trans-disciplinary research centre focused on understanding human cognition. We believe that through forging links with researchers from psychology, cognitive robotics, neuroscience, biology, humanities and the arts we can develop new ways of thinking about cognition. 

In our first 1st international conference, we will explore how novelty and creativity are key drivers of human cognition. 
Each of our themed symposia will bring a different approach to this subject, and will cover a diverse range of areas such as embodied cognition, auditory neuroscience, language development, mental imagery, creativity and cognition, the relationship between the arts and sciences, modelling and imaging of brain processes and deception research. 
Registration closes: March 12 2013
Abstract deadline: March 8 2013
We welcome abstracts in any of the symposium areas and are also very happy to accept submissions that take a trans-disciplinary approach to understanding the link between our cognitive processes, novelty and creativity. ​
Please submit your abstract (Word doc/docx, Times New Roman, size 12) to:
Abstracts must be no longer​ than 1 A4 page, inc. all references, title, names and affiliations of all authors and corresponding author's contact email and address.
For more information and abstract submision contact:
Lucy Davies
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Key Note Speaker

 Image of Linda Lanoyn
Linda Lanyon (Head of Programs at the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility​)

Toward globally collaborative science: the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.



Key Note Speaker 

Guy Orban

Guy Orban (Professor at the Medical Schools of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Parma, Italy​)

Finding a home for the mirror neurons in human premotor cortex