Special Events

In addition to talks and posters, CCN 2019 will involve exciting special events:

Mind Matching

Meet new people! CCN 2019 will feature an algorithmically optimized networking event. Participants will meet and engage in conversation with a new scientist every 15 minutes. An algorithm will determine who meets whom. (90 min)

Challenges and Controversies: The Free Energy Principle

Karl Friston and Jeff Beck will discuss the promise and perils of the free energy principle as a path toward understanding brain and cognition. The event will be moderated by Rosalyn Moran. (90 min)

Speakers: Karl Friston and Jeff Beck
Moderator: Rosalyn Moran

Cross-collaboration Breakouts

We will gather in smaller groups to discuss six key challenges related to cross-collaboration between cognitive science, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. Invited discussion leaders will kick-start the conversation with short presentations. (90 min)

Sunday, September 15, 15:30 - 17:00

SE-BK1: Can state-space models form a bridge between theory and data?

Speakers: Scott Linderman, Laura Driscoll, Lea Duncker

SE-BK2: How can we measure and model the dynamics of interacting minds

Speakers: Janice Chen, Mark Thornton, Adam Calhoun

SE-BK3: How can we design cognitive tasks that challenge both cognitive and neural network models?

Speakers: Benjamin Peters and Wei Ji Ma

Monday, September 16, 14:00 - 15:30

SE-BK4: How should we benchmark models in cognitive computational neuroscience?

Speakers: Matthias Bethge, Y-Lan Boureau, Gemma Roig

SE-BK5: How can we test cognitive models with brain-activity data?

Speakers: Todd Gureckis, Nathaniel Daw, Jelmer Borst

SE-BK6: How can we model the computations of human language perception and production?

Speakers: Jon Brennan, Laura Gwilliams


Location: H3005, H3006, H3007

Saturday, September 14

14:00 - 15:30

Mind Matching H3005, H3006, H3007