Developing Models of the World 2020

- Rescheduled to 17-21 May 2021 -

16 - 20 March 2020

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort

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This workshop has been rescheduled to 17 - 21 May 2021

Description
The workshop “Developing Models of the World” is concerned with fundamental questions of the development of the human mind. The aim of the workshop is to bring together two research traditions; developmental science and predictive processing and explore various quenstions about the building blocks of the mind and its subsequent development, such as: How do the structure and functionality of generative models in infants differ from generative models in adults? What are the necessary conditions for the construction of the generative models to take place? To what extent does structure learning in early childhood depend upon evolution and cultural niche construction?


The link between developmental science and predictive processing is novel and unique. The reason why the collaboration between these two disciplines is highly important is that if, on the one hand, predictive processing is to be a viable learning theory than it needs to address the questions of development (which are currently underrepresented) and developmental science, on the other hand, could benefit from the strong theoretical framework of predictive processing that aims to explain cognition with a small set of basic principle. Together, predictive processing and developmental science are theoretically and methodologically very well suited to tackle the questions on the origins of the human mind.


Pitch Session
There will be a “pitch session” on the first day of the workshop where participants will have 2 minutes to present their research in a nutshell. Therefore, you have the opportunity to make a short poster (printed and a pdf version) on the following questions:

  1. What is the guiding thread of your research, what are big questions that drive your research?
  2. Which research questions are you tackling at the moment?
  3. Which questions are you most passionate about (but have never time to actually explore)?
  4. What are the biggest questions in your field?
  5. Which practical skills do you possess? Which skills would you still like to acquire?

 

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    Monday 16 March

    10:00 - 10:15  Welcome by the Lorentz Center

    10:15 - 10:30  Welcome and introduction talk by the organisers : aims, goals and the intro of the programme of the workshop.

    10:30 - 11:15  Opening talk

                           • Alison Gopnik

    11:15 - 12:15  Two-minute pitch: researchers present their research in a nutshell. 

    12:15 - 13:45  Lunch + hanging up posters

    13:45 - 14:45  Two-minute pitch: researchers present their research in a nutshell. 

    14:45 - 16:15  Key-note talks: Developmental predictive processing

                          • Lauren Emberson

                          • Elizabeth Bonawitz

    16:15 - 16:45  Interactive session (20 min): a moderator connects the talks identifies the most pressing open questions together with the participants.

                          Sub-group formation (10 min): Last 10 minutes spent on voting for research questions, forming groups and moving to rooms. 

    16:45 - 17:00  Coffee break

    17:00 - 17:45  Discussions in sub-groups: discussing open questions proposed during the interactive session.

    17:45 - 18:00  Plenary reporting: one person in each group presents ideas that emerged during the discussions in sub-groups.

    18:00              Wine and Cheese party

    The programme will be announced shortly.

    Tuesday 17 March

    09:00 - 10:30  Key-note talks: Developmental science. 

                           • Lars Muckli

                          • Floris de Lange

                          • Julian Kiverstein

    10:30 - 11:00  Interactive session (20 min): a moderator connects the talks identifies the most pressing open questions together with the participants.

                           Sub-group formation (10 min): Last 10 minutes spent on voting for research questions, forming groups and moving to rooms.

    11:00 - 11:15  Coffee break

    11:15 - 12:00  Discussions in sub-groups: discussing open questions proposed during the interactive session.

    12:00 - 12:15  Plenary reporting: one person in each group presents ideas that emerged during the discussions in sub-groups.

    12:15 - 13:45  Lunch

    13:45-15:15    Key-note talks: Predictive processing

                          • Joshua Tenenbaum

                          • Celeste Kidd

                          • Elizabeth Spelke

    15:15 - 15:45  Interactive session (20 min): a moderator connects the talks identifies the most pressing open questions together with the participants.

                          Sub-group formation (10 min): Last 10 minutes spent on voting for research questions, forming groups and moving to rooms. 

    15:45-16:00    Coffee break

    16:00-16:45    Discussions in sub-groups: discussing open questions proposed during the interactive session.

    16:45-17:00    Plenary reporting: one person in each group presents ideas that emerged during the discussions in sub-groups.

                    

    The programme will be announced shortly.

    Wednesday 18 March

    09:0010:00 Arrival with coffee & tea
    10:0017:00 Open Space Event
    17:4522:45 Departure to the boeat to the workshop dinner

    Thursday 19 March

    09:00 - 10:00  Work in groups: participants identify research questions they will be working on throughout the day.

    10:00 - 12:00  Work in groups: working on theoretical proposals and research designs. 

    12:00 - 13:30  Lunch

    13:30 - 17:00  Work in groups: working on theoretical proposals and research designs, creating posters.  

              

    The programme will be announced shortly.

    Friday 20 March

    09:00 - 10:00  Finalising the posters

    10:00 - 10:45  Coming up with concrete plans on how to follow-up the research ideas

    10:45 - 11:00  Coffee break

    11:10 - 13:00  Poster session: research ideas from Thursday are presented.

    13:00 - 14:30  Lunch

    14:30 - 15:15 Concluding talk:

                         • Karl Friston

    15:15 - 15:30 Conclusion: wrap up and concluding remarks.

     

    The programme will be announced shortly.
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    Tomer D. Ullman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

    Danaja Rutar, Donders Institute  

    Wanja Wiese, Johannes Gutenberg University  

    Johan Kwisthout, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen  


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