About This Event:

The central aim of our conference is to provide a venue for graduate students in all areas of cognitive science–at both the Master’s and Ph.D. level–to present and receive feedback on their work, and to interact with each other in a friendly, supportive, and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students conducting original research are also encouraged to submit their work.

The conference will be hosted in person by Carleton University’s Department of Cognitive Science.

Location: Richcraft Hall, Carleton University

Date & Time: Friday, April 12, 2024 – 10:00 – 16:30

Registration: https://forms.gle/6xJZc9fGecZaKYXz7

In-Person registration deadline is March 27.

Virtual registration deadline is April 11.

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 Keynote Address:

Cognitive Science Past (at Carleton) and Future (A Unified Theory of Cognition?)

Dr. Andrew Brook, Chancellor’s Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy Emeritus

This talk will have two parts. In the first, I will sketch the remarkable history of cognitive science at Carleton, reviewing its progress from one faculty member (Brook) to having the second-largest number of majors in FASS. In the second, I will make some fairly inconclusive and puzzled remarks about the idea that cognitive science needs a grand unified theory of cognition, that it needs its own Newton — or Chomsky. I find myself not sure any longer what this claim even means.

Andrew Brook chaired the founding cognitive science committee at Carleton from its creation in 1991 and directed the programme for its first fifteen years. Among other things, he has been President of both the Canadian Philosophical Association and the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, the only person ever to have been president of both. He has about 130 publications in philosophy and cognitive science, consciousness, Kant, Freud, philosophy of mind, and environmental ethics.


Should you have questions or want further information, please do not hesitate to email cgscspringconference@gmail.com and someone from the organizing committee will get back to you.