In October, the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (Birkbeck) hosted the second neurocuriosity workshop, on information-seeking, curiosity and attention.
This workshop bought together experts in neuroscience, psychology, developmental psychology and computational modelling. The workshop also included an education focused discussion led by Derek Bell from Learnus.
Some of the talks were video recorded and have been uploaded to youtube. You can view them here.
Date and location
6-8th October, British Medical Association, London
Thursday 6th October: 9.00am-5.45pm
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
Matthias Gruber, Cardiff Univ., UK
Sid Kouider, ENS Paris, France
Doug Markant, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Kou Murayama, Univ. Reading, UK
Jonathan Nelson, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Jill O’Reilly, Univ. Oxford,UK
Friday 7th October: 8.30am-6.00pm
Computation and Electrophysiology
Gianluca Baldassare, ISTC-CNR, Roma, Italy
Andrew Bell, Univ. Oxford, UK
Peter Dayan, UCL London, UK
Kenji Doya, OIST, Okinawa, Japan
Laurence Hunt, UCL, London, UK
Karl Friston, UCL, London, UK
Manuel Lopes and Pierre-Yver Oudeyer, Inria, France and Univ. Lisbon, Portugal
Wolfram Schultz, Cambridge Univ., UK
Saturday 8th October: 8.30am-4.30pm
Daphne Bavelier, Univ. Geneva, Switzerland and Univ. Rochester, US.
Derek Bell (Learnus, UK)
Katarina Begus, Central European Univ., Budapest, Hungary
Alison Gopnick, UC Berkeley, US
Louise Goupil, ENS Paris, France
Lisa Feigenson, John Hopkins Univ., US
Lab demonstrations/tours will take place after talks at 3pm
Teodora Gliga (Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, London)
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (Inria, Bordeaux, France)
Jacqueline Gottlieb (Columbia University, NY, USA)
Manuel Lopes (Inria, Bordeaux, France)
Candice Moore (Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, London)
Nicolas Jahier (Inria, Bordeaux, France)
The meeting was generously sponsored by a British Academy Award to Teodora Gliga from the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (Birkbeck), and by INRIA through a collaborative grant to the organizers’ laboratories (Pierre-Yves Oudeyer/Manuel Lopes at Inria Flowers’s lab, and Jacqueline Gottlieb at Columbia University, USA).
http://www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk/ http://www.learnus.co.uk/ http://www.columbia.edu/ http://www.britac.ac.uk http://www.inria.fr/en/