Neuromania Conference is organised by a Students Cognitive Science Association at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. Since 2019 the Conference has an International format. We invite people interested in cognitive science and related areas to participate in the event both passively and actively. The scope of topics is aptly pictured in a subtitle of the conference - Neurons • Mind • Cognition. In our opinion such variety of fields is a necessary component of a creative, inspiring and thought-provocative environment, which we aim to create.
We believe that our goal will come true by combining two factors; a presence of Guests representing innovative lines of research and a comfortable space for discussing the relations between these. Stay tuned and let yourself be inspired in Toruń.
On behalf of organising committee,
Abstracts should be written in English and have approximately 300 words for a poster session and around 500 words for an oral presentation (bibliography excl.). Submission should ideally refer to spatial cognition, abstract thinking or self-location in space; however, we are open to interdisciplinary innovative research. We kindly invite students from cognitive science, psychology, sociology, linguistics, computer science, philosophy and all the related fields to participate actively. Note that the event will be held fully in English. Deadline for active participants - 21.05.2019 Confirmation of acceptance - 16.06.2019 Deadline for passive participants - 04.08.2019 Registration fee for active and passive participants (covers two meals, coffee breaks and conference materials): I deadline - before 20.06.2019 - 125 PLN (30 EUR) II deadline - before 20.07.2019 - 145 PLN (35 EUR) III deadline - before 04.08.2019 - 165 PLN (40 EUR) Registration form: https://forms.gle/DvYJauPrpUVAJdSs9 The payment should be sent to the following bank account: Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń Bank Millennium S.A. Warszawa 45 1160 2202 0000 0000 3174 8579 SWIFT: BIG B PL PW IBAN: PL45 1160 2202 0000 0000 3174 8579 For the title of your payment please use: Your name and surname + "Neuromania VII" We kindly ask you to send a payment confirmation in a pdf format to our e-mail address.
Collegium Humanisticum, Nicolaus Copernicus University/
Władysława Bojarskiego 1 , 87-100 Toruń, Poland
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Peter Gärdenfors is a professor of cognitive science at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Professor Gärdenfors is widely known for his theory of conceptual spaces, the idea that the way we think about the world can be best described in terms of geometric structures. His main areas of interest and research are models of concept formation and semantics as well as their applications in robotics. Professor Gärdenfors also works with the evolution of thinking and language.
Professor Gärdenfors published several books, of which the best known are:
- Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. 2000.
- How Homo Became Sapiens. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. 2003.
- The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. 2014.
Jacob Bellmund is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig (Germany). He is interested in spatial navigation, cognitive spaces, translational neuroscience and episodic memory, and especially in the way coding principles in the hippocampal-entorhinal region enable flexible cognition. In his research, Jacob combines fMRI with behavioral experiments and VR technology. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Cognitive Neuroscience in Donders Institute at Radboud University.
Roberto Bottini received a degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Padua and a PhD in Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity at the University of Bergamo.
Currently, he works in the Center for Mind/Brain (CIMeC) Sciences in Trento where he is researching crossmodal perception and plasticity in and the School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, where he is conducting research on language, learning and reading.
Doctor Bottini’s main areas of interest are language and semantics, consciousness, and spatial basis of abstract thinking and cognition, and cognitive neuroscience.
Rafał Czajkowski received his PhD from Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.
He did his postdoctoral research at the Department of Neurobiology of the University
of California, Los Angeles and at Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
Currently, he is the Head of the Laboratory of Spatial Memory at his alma mater: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology. Dr Czajkowski’s main areas of scientific interest are the role of retrosplenial cortex in the process of encoding and retrieval of memory. In his research he uses optogenetics (a technique which allows to manipulate neural activity with l ight) to study functional relationship of retrosplenial complex and hippocampus as well as various neuroimaging methods, which allow him to investigate formation of specific memory trace in retrosplenial cortex.
Who am I ?
He is a cognitive neuroscientist, whose main interests are neurobiological underpinnings of human behaviour. He received his PhD from the University of Bristol for studying the role of spinal neurons in animal behaviour using in vivo patch-clamp method.
Currently, the main direction of his research is that of the roles of cognitive processes in human goal-directed behaviour.