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Interactivist Summer Institute 2015 at Bilkent, June 20-23.

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ISI, Summer Workshop: June 20th – 23rd, Bilkent University. For more information, please visit http://www.lehigh.edu/~interact/
If interested, please contact Dr. Jedediah Allen to register.

ISI, 2015 Program Poster

Written by Sandrine Berges

June 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

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2nd International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science, April 19, Sunday, 2015, ODTU (METU), Ankara.

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Dear colleagues,
ISBCS 2015, the 2nd International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science,
is going to be held in April 19, Sunday, 2015, at ODTU (METU), Ankara.

ISBCS wants to be a gathering in Turkey for cogsci researchers worldwide, and for cogsci researchers in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by István Aranyosi

January 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

Int. Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science at Bogazici University

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Web: http://cogsci.boun.edu.tr/isbcs/2014/

Location: Garanti Kültür Merkezi, Uçaksavar Kampüsü, Bogazici University

Date: 20 April 2014, Sunday

Registration: Free


9.50 Welcome

Albert Ali Salah (Bogaziçi University), Cem Bozsahin (METU), Simay Ikier (Yeditepe University)

10.00-11.20: Invited Session (Session Chair: Oguz Tanridag, Üsküdar University)

Kourken Michealian (Bilkent University), Episodic memory in evolutionary perspective

Deniz Yüret (Koç University), Learning and disambiguating word categories

11.20-11.40: Break

11.40-12.40: Keynote Session (Session Chair: Baris Korkmaz, Istanbul University)

Gary Cottrell (UCSD), Solving the visual expertise mystery: Why is the fusiform face area recruited for other domains of expertise?

12.40-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.40: Invited Session (Session Chair, Gün Semin, Koç University)

Resit Canbeyli (Bogazici University), When Time and Light Interact: Rhythms of Life and Death

Deniz Zeyrek (METU), Turkish Discourse Bank, Discourse, Discourse Structure

15.40-17.00: Poster session (23 posters)

17.00-18.00: Keynote session (Session Chair: Tamer Demiralp, Istanbul University):

Erol Basar (Istanbul Kültür University), CLAIR: A Dynamic Model to Extend (Replace) the Concept of Brodman Areas

18.00 Panel session: Cognitive Science or Cognitive Sciences: Is our field unified?

Cem Bozsahin (METU, panel chair), Gary Cottrell (UCSD),Güven Güzeldere (Harvard University), Hakan Gürvit (Istanbul University), Ilhan Inan (Bogazici University)

Poster Session – List of Posters: 

Atilla Erol, Betül Dilan Genç, Efe Saglam, Eren Günsan and Naim Aktan

How Does Facial Stimuli Exposure Time Affect the Assessment of Attractiveness?


Gulten Unal and Annette Hohenberger

The Development of Episodic Cognition and Mental Time Travel in Turkish Preschoolers: What, Where, and When


Yasmine Jraissati, Nadiya Slobodenyuk, Ali Kanso, Lama Ghanem and Imad El Hajj

Haptic and tactile adjectives are consistently represented in color space


Elcin Baykal and Sonia Amado

Investigation of the Effects of Mood on Error Awareness by Using Eye-Tracking Methodology


Annette Hohenberger, Asli Altan, Utku Kaya, Özgün Köksal Tuncer and Enes Avcu

Early sensitivity of Turkish infants to vowel harmony in stem-suffix sequences: impact of computational complexity


Berna Uzundag, Aysecan Boduroglu, Elif Eylül Tekin and Aylin C. Küntay

The Role of Event Segmentation in Narrative Recall


Yasin Kaygusuz, Murat Perit çakir and Ibrahim Ihsan Taskiran

A Computational Model of Pilot Spatial Cognition Performing Basic VFR Tasks Depending on the Differential Field Theory


Doruk Özdemir, Tuna Çakar and Murat Perit Çakir

A Case Study of Problem Solving via Eye-Tracking


Emine Eren and Betil Eröz-Tuga

State of the Art “Cognitive Studies in Second Language Learning/Acquisition Contexts in Turkey”


Pardis Fallahzadeh

Word Frequency of the Lilia Corpus: Syntactic words vs. Interjections


Enes Avcu, Cem Bozsahin and Deniz Zeyrek

Nouns-first, Verbs-first and Computationally-Easier first: A Preliminary Design to Test the Order of Acquisition


Yusuf Can Semerci, Emin Erkan Korkmaz and Dionysis Goularas

Robot Position Estimation in a Known Environment


Rahmi Elibol and Neslihan Serap Sengör

Modeling the Dopamine Effect on Medium Spiny Neuron Groups


Ülkü Arslan Aydin and Didem Gökçay

Sentiment Analysis of Health-Related Turkish Reviews


Ece K. Takmaz and Cem Bozsahin

A Computational Study on Learning Theories and the Role of Planning in Maze-Learning Environments


Ismet Adnan Ozturel

Bottom-Up Parsing of Linear Indexed Grammars: Proposing a Generalized LR Parser


Duygu Özge

Is child parsing incremental and predictive?


Begum Uyumaz, Cem Bozsahin and Deniz Zeyrek

Turkish resources for visual word recognition


Gökhan Gönül and Deniz Zeyrek

Discourse connectives and lexical cohesion: an experimental investigation of sentence processing in Turkish


Halil Duzcu

Timing in the Dual-task Paradigm and Serial Bottleneck


Ilhan Raman, Evren Raman and Biran Mertan

The first standardised set of 260 colour pictures in Turkish


Deniz Hande Cakmak

Differences in text comprehension depending on presentation modality: tablet vs. paper


Beyza Ates Sen, Mustafa Kaya and Aylin C. Küntay

When Referential Cues are Contradictory: Young Children’s Reliance on Ostensively Cued Pointing vs. Lexical Labels

Written by albertalisalah

April 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

The Peripheral Mind (OUP, 2013) now on pre-sale

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My debut book, The Peripheral Mind. Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System (OUP, 2013) now on pre-sale. Check out the official FB page of the book for all the relevant links. The cover art by Alex Robciuc, as well as advance praise by Shaun Gallagher are pasted below. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

“Oral phenomenology” Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

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“Oral phenomenology” Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

Guest Editor: István Aranyosi (Bilkent University)

Csontváry, “Old woman peeling apple”, 1894, (detail)

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Cognitive Science MA Program of Boğaziçi University

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While doing philosophy absolutely requires a certain flexibility of mind and a great deal of inquisitiveness, interdisciplinary science that involves philosophy surely introduces many additional challenges, and promises broader perspectives to the unrelenting scholar. One such area involves the greatest puzzle of our time: the brain! Cognitive sciences look at this magnificently complex organ at different resolutions, attack it with different techniques, scrutinize how it performs its myriads of functions, slice it, dice it, model it, and then try to integrate everything that can be said about it into something the poor scholar can deal with… An arduous task!

One of the two established Cognitive Science programs in Turkey is the Cognitive Science MA program of Boğaziçi University, to which the Philosophy Department naturally contributes, in addition to Computer Engineering, Linguistics, and Psychology disciplines. Its aim is to introduce the students to the investigation of cognitive processes at various dimensions.

This program is now admitting students for the 2012-2013 term. The application period is 2-24 April 2012, so please circulate this among people who might be interested. More information is available on the program webpages: http://www.cogsci.boun.edu.tr

If you are interested in Cognitive Science in Turkey, please join the Bilişsel Bilim LinkedIn group, jointly maintained by Boğaziçi and ODTÜ Cognitive Science programs. Jointly organized conferences, colloquia and such will be announced there. If you don’t like LinkedIn, we do have social media alternatives, send salah [at] boun.edu.tr an e-mail and keep in touch! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by albertalisalah

March 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm