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Computational Neuroscience of Event Cognition (CONNECT)


Date: 12-14th February 2018

Venue: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


How are events apprehended, represented, and processed? In studies of human cognition, events are often seen as a key building block for high-level cognitive mechanisms, such as episodic memory and language, integrating various percepts, dynamics, and actions into integrative, consistent wholes. Moreover, they help to explain how a continuous stream of sensorimotor stimuli is transformed into discrete, high-level, conceptual representations, which are compositionally recombinable.

The COmputational NeuroscieNce of Event CogniTion (CONNECT) workshop will focus on computational models of events, and their empirical foundations. We are seeking participation from computational modellers, but also from experimental psychologists and neuroscientists whose studies bear on models of event encodings. We are particularly interested in models of event encodings that suggest roles for circuits involving the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, and for the brain areas that provide inputs to these regions.


Guest Speakers 

Workshop organisers

The workshop is organised within the framework of the Matariki Network of Universities, as part of the network's 'Brain and Mind' theme

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