Workshop: The Modularity of Mind

Description:

Date: October 29 to 30, 2010

Place: Roy-Lichtenstein-Saal (22.01.2C), University Düsseldorf

Organizer/s:

Markus Werning (Ruhr University Bochum)
Jürgen Zielasek (LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf - Kliniken der Heinrich-Heine Universität)
Michela Tacca (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)

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Schedule

October 29, 2010

11.30-12.20

Reception

12:20-13.25

Gerhard Schurz (Düsseldorf): Modular and Universal Component in Human Reasoning

13.25-13.55 

coffee break

13.55-15.00

Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (Marburg): Modularity and Language: Cross-Linguistic Considerations

15.00-15.30

coffee break

15.30-16.35

Markus Werning (Bochum): The Meanings in the Head: Compositional, Non-Symbolic, and Non-Modular?

16.35-17.40

Peter Hagoort (MPI & Donders Institute, Nijmegen): The Modular Ghost in the Recurrent Connection Machine: Where is the Modular Mind in a Brain full of Recurrent Connectivity?

October 30, 2010

10.00-10.20

Juergen Zielasek (LVR-Klinikum, Düsseldorf):  Introduction: Modularity in Psychiatry and Neurology

10.20-11.00

Willem de Haan (Amsterdam): Functional Brain Modularity in Alzheimer's Disease

11.00-11.20

Coffee Break

11.20-12.00

Wolfgang Wölwer (Düsseldorf): Are there any Module-Specific Treatments yet? The Case of Cognitive Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-13.40

Michela Tacca (Düsseldorf): The (semi) modularity and Content of Perception

13.40-14.00

Coffee Break

14.00-15.00

Luca Surian (Trento): The Modularity of Mind-Reading

15.00-16.00

Clark Barrett (UCLA): Modularity: The View from Evolutionary Psychology

Registration:
Participation is free, but registration by email to Michela Tacca is kindly requested because of limited seating in Lecture Hall 2C.

Conference dinner:
Friday 29, at 19:30. Restaurant: undefinedzum Trompeter, Fuerstenwall 66. The cost of the dinner is Euro 30.

How to reach us:
From Düsseldorf main train station take the tram 707 direction Universität and get off at the last stop (Uni Ost/Botanischer Garten). You can find a map of the campus here.

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