Saturday, March 28, 2015

Follow #CNS2015

Whether or not you're in sunny San Francisco for the start of Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting today, you can follow Nick Wan's list of conference attendees on Twitter: @nickwan/#CNS2015. There's also the #CNS2015 hashtag, and the official @CogNeuroNews account.

Nick will also be blogging from the conference at True Brain. You may see a post or two from The Neurocritic, but I'm usually not very prompt about it. Please comment if you'll be blogging too.

Two of the program highlights are today:

Keynote Address, Anjan Chatterjee:
“The neuroscience of aesthetics and art”

2015 Distinguished Career Contributions Awardee, Marta Kutas:
“45 years of Cognitive Electrophysiology: neither just psychology nor just the brain but the visible electrical interface between the twain”

Here are the CNS interviews with Dr. Chatterjee and Dr. Kutas.

Enjoy the meeting!

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At March 29, 2015 12:13 AM, Blogger The Neurocritic said...

@CogNeuroNews said: And check out the #CNS2015 blog, which will be updated daily w/ posts, news coverage, etc.

At April 07, 2015 4:17 AM, Blogger Rob Purssey said...

"Even within the cognitivist camp, some have come to criticize this sort of neural mediationism."

There are other ways of doing science - functional contextualism has these foundations:

The following enumerates what we take to be some of the key points and underlying assumptions of our case:
1. Formulated constructs ought to be continuous with the events within the field of purported interest.
2. The ultimate validity of constructs is reducible to the extent of improvement in orientation to the field of interest they provide (i.e., enhanced prediction and influence).
3. Constructs ought not be confused with the crude events with which the scientist interacts.
4. Constructs are never attributed ontological validity as result of any operational successes, rather they are maintained as operationally valid. The extent of this validity
may be assessed according to the metric described in proposition two.
5. Divergence from the above will at best be superfluous and at worst will draw the investigator’s efforts in directions unfruitful to the advancement of a given field.

This paper ought be of interest.


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