The *3rd day of the Research Focus Cognitive Sciences* took place on October 25th 2019 . The aim was to intensify the exchange of all members of the RFCS, to get to know each other and to further identify interfaces in joint research.
Impressions of this productive day:
On December 6th, the DFG has approved the application for a second funding phase (3 more years).
Sprecherinnen: Prof. Barbara Höhle und Prof. Birgit Elsner
Summer School "Limits of Variability in Language"
18. - 22. June 2018
The summer school was organized by the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects“. The school brought together leading international experts from different subfields of linguistics, covering the span from modern sociolinguistics, via dialect research, to grammar theory and the formal study of African languages.
Talk by Prof. Daniel L. Everett
Dan Everett gave a CRC guest lecture "On the Role of Culture in Language and Cognition" in Golm on 23.04.18. A second talk took place on 24.04.18 at Einstein Forum Potsdam. Prof. Gisbert Fanselow moderated throughout the event. More information and an abstract you can find here.
Opening of the new "Kubus" at Bildungsforum Potsdam
The opening of the new "Kubus" with the topic "future of work" within the exhibition FORSCHUNGSFENSTER, located at the Bildungsforum Potsdam took place on April 13th 2018. Contribution of the RFCS by Dr. Sebastian Stober: Interactive simulation on the question "How does artificial intelligence work?"
Advanced Methods: Bayesian Statistics
The block seminar, funded by the RFCS, took place in Golm, on February 19th - 23rd.
Instructor: Dr. Oliver Lindemann
Prof. Klaus Oberauer, University of Zurich, gave two presentations at the Department of Psychology on Wednesday, 17.01.2018.
Prof. Oberauer is one of the leading scientists in working memory research.
Presentation 1: What Causes the Capacity Limit in Working Memory?
Presentation 2: Addressing the Theory Crisis in Psychology
Impressions of this productive and cheerful day:
Here, another press report about the conference, published in the "Märkische Allgemeine" newspaper on August 29th, 2017.
Satellite program at ESCoP conference:
Summer school on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology
28.08. - 01.09.2017 | Potsdam
The Allen Newell Award – named in recognition of one of the founders of the field of cognitive modeling – is given for the best full ICCM (International Conference on Cognitive Modelling) paper with a student as first author for the paper “A computational investigation of sources of variability in sentence comprehension difficulty in aphasia” by Mätzig, P., Vasishth, S., Engelmann, F., & Caplan, C.
Spokesperson: Prof. Isabell Wartenburger
Spokesperson: Prof. Sebastian Reich
Fifteen speakers from various disciplines as German Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Psychology, and Sports and Health Sciences approached the topic from their respective perspectives.
A talk by Dr. Sonja Eisenbeiß, University Köln, took place on March 3rd 2017, in Golm:
Title: "Psycholinguistic Studies and the Creation of Corpora for Under-researched Languages - A Case Study for Setswana"