The 40th Cog Sci annual meeting is coming this summer at Madison form July 25th to July 28th! This year the topic would be Mind/Changing. The conference will include most advanced studies in the field that have not been published literally elsewhere.
Major Symposia will include:
- “Changing Education”: big data goes to school
- “Changing Society”: persuasion, propaganda, and politics
- “Changing Science”: the Rumelhart price symposium
Keynote Speakers will include:
- Helen Neville, University of Oregon
- Matthew Botvinick, Google Deep Mind
- Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
There will also be tutorial sections (mostly full-day) including:
- Quantum Models of Cognition and Decision
- By Peter Bruza, Jerome Busemeyer, Peter Kvam, and Joyce Wang
- No previous experience in the field of Quantum needed.
- Approach to explore the detailed decision-making and cognition process from Quantum’s perspective.
- An approach to explain the paradoxes found in human cognition and decision (attitude, inference, causal reasoning, judgment and decision, and memory).
- Statistics as pottery: Bayesian Data Analysis using Probabilistic Program
- By Michael Tessler and Noah Goodman
- Bayesian Data Analysis(BDA) “is a general, flexible alternative to standard statistical approaches (e.g. Null Hypothesis Significance Testing) that provides the scientist with clarity and ease to address their personal scientific questions.”
- The tutorial allows attendees to integrate the basic level of BDA into their models and experiments optimization.
- Mixed Models in R – An Applied Introduction
- By Henrik Singmann
- introduction to implementing the Mixed model to include dependencies between the attributes/data of the same subject/experiment item in the analysis process: Ime4
- The introduction will also go over the functionality of afex that facilitates and simplifies some aspects of Ime4 (such as p-value calculation)
- Basic knowledge of R is expected.
- A behavioral measure of mindfulness for local and online data collection
- By Samuel Nordli and Thomas Gorman
- Half day
- The local/online programming that uses jsPsy to monitor the breath counting.
- This method can provide a more objective report for the studies that include mindfulness practices comparing to self-reporting methods.
For more information:
For registration (by July 13, 2018):