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Young scientist workshop: Multidisciplinary approaches to socio-cognitive development

Socio-cognitive development is investigated with very different methodologies and, consequently, from very different perspectives. These reach from observational approaches in natural or standardized settings and the comparison of behavior across different cultures or species to experimental and neuroscientific approaches, including the analysis of gaze behavior or neuroimaging. Students and experts often focus on one or a few approaches and possess only a rudimentary knowledge about alternative methodologies and their potential benefits in advancing the field. This workshop aims to bridge this epistemic gap between young researchers of different disciplines and to develop first ideas, how combined, multidisciplinary approaches may further our understanding of socio-cognitive development. In each of four thematically coherent sessions there will be an expert talk as well as different presentations by PhD students. Furthermore, there will be organized meetings between experts and students (“Meet the expert”) and a panel discussion (e.g., “How could combined, multidisciplinary approaches advance our understanding of socio-cognitive development”, further proposals welcome).

Date: Friday, October 28th – Saturday, October 29th, 2016.
Venue: University of Münster, Institute of Psychology.

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Call for papers: Interdisciplinary workshop on the development of body bnowledge in humans and machines.

19th September 2016, Cergy-Pontoise / Paris

held in the framework of ICDL-EPIROB 2016 conference:


Following the previous workshops on the development of body representations in humans and robots at ICDL-EPIROB, we have the pleasure to announce a forthcoming workshop in Cergy-Pontoise / Paris on the 19th September 2016

The aim of this workshop is to spark collaboration between roboticists and developmental psychologists in order to address the origins of the sensorimotor maps that underlie own body representations in both infants and robots. The development of infants’ body knowledge is a primary object of discovery starting before birth. This construction ultimately enables the infant to efficiently interact with the environment. The specific goal of the organizers is to explore the possibility of developing robotic models inspired by the development of human infant body representations.

Presentations will consider body knowledge acquisition from sensorimotor, neural and computational perspectives. After the presentations, the discussion will aim at establishing an integrative framework for understanding a) the development of body knowledge in infants, b) the mechanisms that underlie body knowledge acquisition and c) how robots can be used to replicate developmental patterns and progressions that have been found in human infants.  On the one hand such robots can become new modeling tools for empirical sciences – expanding the domain of computational modeling by anchoring it to the physical environment and a physical body. On the other hand, robot controllers endowed with multimodal whole-body awareness typical of humans should increase robots’ autonomy.



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE-Kongress 2016)
March 13-16, 2016
Kassel, Deutschland

31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2016)
July 24-29, 2016
Yokohama, Japan


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