Cognitive Science Seminars V


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METU Informatics Institute Cognitive Science Seminars V: CogSci in Germany, CogSci in Turkey

May 23, 2014

METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall A

(ODTU Kultur ve Kongre Merkezi, KKM-A Salonu)




Opening Talks (09:00-09:30)

Nazife Baykal (Director of METU Informatics Institute)

Cem Bozşahin (Department Head, Cognitive Science Program)


Session 1 Cognition and Interaction (09:30-13:00)
Chair: Annette Hohenberger

09:30-09:45 Cengiz Acartürk (METU)

“Interaction through Eye Movements”


09:45-10:30 Christopher Habel (University of Hamburg, Informatics Department, Human Centered Computing Cluster)
“Geometric Concepts in Multimodal Interaction”


Coffee Break and Student Poster Session 10:30-11:00

11:00-11:45 Ipke Wachsmuth (University of Bielefeld, Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence)
“Embodied Cooperative Systems: From Tool to Partnership”


11:45-12:00 Didem Gökçay (METU)

“Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (cCBT) in Depression”


12:00-12:15 Murat Perit Çakır (METU)

“Multimodal Analysis of Joint Action and Distributed Cognitive Processes”


12:15-13:00 Katharina Scheiter (University of Tübingen, Knowledge Media Research Center)
“Mental Model Construction from Text and Pictures: Evidence for Construction of a Spatial Scaffold”


Lunch Break and Student Poster Session (13:00-14:00)


Session 2 Cognition and Language (14:00-16:30)
Chair: Cem Bozşahin

14:00-14:45 Reinhold Kliegl (University of Potsdam, Department of Psychology)
“The Dynamics of Eye Movements and Attention During Reading: Contributions from Language-Comparative Research”


14:45-15:00 Deniz Zeyrek (METU)

“Discourse Annotation and Discourse processing”


15:00-15:15 Annette Hohenberger (METU)

“Changing Preference Patterns for Vowel Harmony in Turkish Infants in their First Year of Life”


15:15-16:00 Barbara Kaup (University of Tübingen, Department of Psychology)
“The Role of Sensorimotor Processes in Meaning Composition”


Coffee Break and Student Poster Session 16:00-16:30


Session 3 Philosophy of Cognitive Science (16:30-18:15)
Chair: Deniz Zeyrek


16:30-17:15 Tarek R. Besold (University of Osnabrück, Cognitive Science)
“The Limits of Thought? Complexity, Computation, and Cognition”


17:15-17:45 Cem Bozşahin (METU)

“Can Computation Give Rise to Meaning?”


17:45-18:00 Ceyhan Temürcü (METU)

“Beyond What is Said: Conventional implication everywhere”


18:00-18:45 Marcus Kracht (University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies)
“Understanding the Meaning of What is Said”


Concluding Remarks. Opportunities for future collaboration

18:45-19:00 Deniz Zeyrek


Reception 19.00-19.45