LINGUIST List 14.993

Thu Apr 3 2003

FYI: Categorization: Summer Institute (Montreal)

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  1. Stevan Harnad, Categorization: Summer Institute (Montreal)

Message 1: Categorization: Summer Institute (Montreal)

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 00:33:14 +0100 (BST)
From: Stevan Harnad <>
Subject: Categorization: Summer Institute (Montreal)

For the 12 days from June 30th to July 11 2002, Montreal will be the
Categorization Capital of the Cognitive World.

The latest developments in all aspects of categorization will be
described and debated across the cognitive sciences spectrum:
cognitive anthropology, computer science, linguistics,
cognitive neuroscience, philosophy and psychology.

The University of Quebec/Montreal will host this Cognitive Sciences
Summer Institute. I hope you and your colleagues and students will
attend and participate in this remarkable convergence.

I've attached a sample of only a few of the over 50 speakers.
For the full programme:

Best wishes,
Stevan Harnad.
Canada Research Chair
University of Quebec/Montreal

 Partial List:

Categorization in cognitive neuroscience,
Stephen Grossberg, Boston University

Brain basis of category learning,
John Gabrieli, Stanford University

Categorization in linguistics,
Pieter Muysken, Universiteit van Nijmegen

Color categories across languages,
Paul Kay, University of California at Berkeley

Shape recognition,
Irv Biederman, University of Southern California

Object perception,
Phil G. Schyns, University of Glasgow

Category representation,
Rob Nosofsky, Indiana University

A state of the art on syntactic categories,
Arnold Zwicky, Stanford University

On categorisation and acquisition,
Eve Clark, Stanford University

Inferential theory of learning
Ryszard S. Michalski, George Mason University

Simulation and embodiment in situated conceptualization,
Lawrence Barsalou, Emory University

Category learning,
Rob Goldstone, Indiana University

Self-organizing vocabularies,
Stefano Nolfi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology, Rome

Analogical reasoning,
Dedre Gentner, Northwestern University

Categorisation and conceptual change,
Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo

A biological theory of empirical concepts,
Ruth Millikan, University of Connecticut

On category change,
Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge
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