The Life & Mind Seminar Network

CFP: Enaction: Challenges & Successes

Posted in CFP by Tom Froese on November 5, 2012

Following on from the successful Foundations of Enactive Cognitive Science conference, there will be an AISB symposium on “Enaction: Challenges and Successes” during the AISB Annual Convention 2013, Uni. of Exeter, April 2-5th. Organized by: Roesch, Nasuto and Bishop.

Submission deadline: January 14, 2013!


CFP: AISB Workshop on Sensorimotor Theories of Perception

Posted in CFP by Tom Froese on June 20, 2012

Call for Papers
Event: AISB Workshop on Sensorimotor Theories of Perception
Date: September 26 2012
City: London, UK
Location: Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, UK

This workshop aims to provide an insight into the contemporary state of Sensorimotor Theories and their place in modern Cognitive Science. Particular focus will be given to J.K. O’Regan and Nˆe’s 2001 paper “A sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness”, including how both authors’ work has since developed and diverged. An overarching aim will be to describe how Sensorimotor accounts relate to Enactive accounts: whether they are synonymous, compatible, or even mutually exclusive. We invite comparisons of the strengths and critiques of Sensorimotor accounts as compared to more established, and more radical theories. We seek to clarify the scope of Sensorimotor theories, the subjects over which they provide the greatest explanations

Conference: Foundations of Enactive Cognitive Science

Posted in CFP by Tom Froese on December 17, 2011

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to announce the organisation of the conference “Foundations of Enactive Cognitive Science”, held February 27-28th, 2012. The conference is sponsored by the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, with the support of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. If you intend to participate (even if you do not plan to submit a poster or a talk), we kindly ask that you send us an email, as we need to make some arrangements with the venue.

More information at:

Dr. Etienne Roesch (Goldsmiths Univ. London; Univ. of Reading)
Dr. Slawomir Nasuto (Univ. of Reading)
Prof. John Mark Bishop (Goldsmiths Univ. London)


Talk by Chris Buckley: Randy Moths at the Edge

Posted in CFP, Seminars by Tom Froese on July 13, 2011

Hello everyone,

The Ikegami Lab has decided to start a new Life and Mind seminar series on Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo. We will have occasional seminars on topics related to embodied cognitive science, the dynamics of life and mind, as well as the philosophy of temporality and subjectivity.

Everyone is welcome to join the seminar and the discussion. Also, please contact us if you want to visit us and to give a seminar presentation, and please circulate this announcement widely.

The first seminar will take place on Tuesday, July 19, at 4:30pm in Komaba, building 16, room 107. We are happy to have Christopher Buckley from the University of Sussex, UK. The title and abstract for his talk are as follows:

Randy Moths on the Edge: Pushing the Neural Criticality Hypothesis Beyond the Cerebral Cortex

Christopher L. Buckley

The hypothesis that biological systems exhibit dynamics critically poised at the boundary between order and chaos was popularised by Stuart Kauffman almost 20 year ago now. (more…)

CFP: Philosophy and Theory of AI

Posted in CFP by Tom Froese on July 4, 2011

Given the line-up of phenomenological and embodied speakers, I thought this may be of interest…

“Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence” PT-AI 2011
October 3 & 4, 2011
Thessaloniki, Anatolia College/ACT

The theory and philosophy of artificial intelligence has come to a crucial point where the agenda for the forthcoming years is in the air – this conference will try to set that agenda and to gather many of the key players.

Invited Keynote Speakers:
Hubert Dreyfus (Berkeley)
James H. Moor (Dartmouth)
Rolf Pfeifer (Zurich)
Michael Wheeler (Stirling) TBC