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CogSci 2017, London
July 26, 2017 - July 29, 2017
CogSci 2017 is the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held in London, UK on Wednesday July 26th – Saturday July 29th, 2017 (Wednesday, July 26th is the Tutorials and Workshops day). Many cognitive scientists think of computation as a metaphor for thinking about the mind, whereas others consider it a tool for calculating the implications of models. However, neither perspective fully expresses how computation can serve as the foundational theory of how people actively process information in service of control and decision making. By providing a precise means for expressing theories of dynamic systems, computation provides the most promising means of explaining how the human mind, in all of its richness and diversity, can exist in the physical universe. If this promise is to be fulfilled, then greater effort must be made to connect cognitive science theories to computational foundations.
This year’s conference provides an opportunity to reinforce the importance of computation in Cognitive Science research but, as always, the conference will also reflect the full breadth of the discipline and of the society’s membership.
We encourage researchers from around the world to submit their best basic and applied work in cognitive science to CogSci 2017, and to attend in order to discuss the latest theories and data from the world’s best cognitive science researchers.