iCog 2
Perspectives on Learning

Edinburgh, 15th – 16th October 2014

Wednesday, 15th October

09:00  Registration and coffee

Session 1: Concept Acquisition

09:30  Alex Doumas, “Learning structured representations from scratch: an overview of the DORa project”

10:30  Richard Stöckle-Schobel, “On the evidence for prelinguistic concept learning”

11:15  Samantha Austen, “Revealing conceptual transfer in adult second language acquisition: a cognitive approach”

12 noon  Lunch and poster session

Session 2: Learning and Language 

13:00  Jean-Marc Dewaele, “Emotions in Multiple Languages”

14:00  Charlotte Field, Melissa Allen and Charlie Lewis, “Language acquisition from social cues, associative cues and conflicting cues in typically and atypically developing children”

14:45  James Kusch & Dror Abend David. “Why Study a Foreign Language? Motivation, Pedagogy and Translation Theory in Foreign/Second Language Acquisition”

15:30  Refreshment break

16:00  Jan Derry, “Inferentialism, pedagogy, and knowledge”

19:00  Dinner at Ciao Roma

Thursday, 16th October

09:00  Registration and coffee

Session 3: Perceptual and numerical learning

09:30  Andrew Philippides, ” Visual learning in insects: a case study in synthetic neuroethology”

10:30  Vicente Raja Galian, “Perceptual Learning and Ecological Augmented Reality (PLEAR)”

11:15  Andrew Manches and Mihaela Dragomir, “Gesture as a window into how physical interaction shapes young children’s numerical development”

12 noon  Lunch and poster session

Session 4: Neurology and brain imaging

13:00  Szu-Han Wang, “Keep the adaptive learning and lose the maladaptive one”

14:00  Jessica Diaz and Marios Philiastides, “The Nature and Neural Locus of Perceptual Learning”

14:45  Anjuli Manrique, “Literacy, Anthropology and Brain Imaging”

15:30  Refreshment break

16:00  Rosie Flewitt, “A broader view of learning from multimodal ethnography”

17:00  Close