The ICCI Team

Aegina Summer School 2017 – The Social Brain : embodiment and culture

Call for Applications (Deadline: 27 Feb.!): We invite applications from PhD students, post-doc and early-career researchers to attend the Summer School on “The Social Brain : embodiment and culture “jointly organized by the Institute of Philosophy &  the Warburg Institute at the University of London, Royal Holloway, and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain....

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Is there a “true self”? A webinar to begin February 12.

Some recent work in experimental philosophy and in social psychology addresses central issues in cognition and culture. Case in point: an  article by Nina Strohminger, George Newman, and Joshua Knobe entitled "The True Self: A psychological concept distinct from the self" (forthcoming in Perspectives on Psychological Science and available here.) ...

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Post-doc offer in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition

A two-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. This project will be conducted in collaboration with Nicolas Baumard at the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC). ...

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Assistant Professor position at the University of Neuchâtel

The University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Information and Communication Sciences....

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Call for papers: Beyond Meaning – Athens, Sept, 2017

An International Conference, "Beyond Meaning," aimed exploring the territory beyond meaning, which is pervasive in linguistic and non-linguistic interpretation will take place at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 13-15 Sept, 2017. Abstracts submission deadline: April 1st, 2017. More details below and here....

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EHBEA 2017 Satellite Meeting on Cultural Evolution

A Satellite Meeting will be organised before the EHBEA annual conference (6th-8th April, Paris, France). « Cultural Evolution by Cultural Attraction: Empirical Issues » Time: Wednesday the 5th of April 2016 (from 9:00-17:00) Location: Ecole Normale Supérieure (Salle Langevin) Regis...

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Symposium on Helming, Strickland, and Jacob, “Solving the puzzle about early belief-ascription”

The Brains Blog is launching a Mind & Language symposium on Katharina A. Helming, Brent Strickland, and Pierre Jacob’s “Solving the Puzzle about Early Belief-Ascription” from the journal’s September 2016 issue, with commentaries by  Hayley Clatterbuck (Rochester), Marco Fenici ...

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IX. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science

The 9th Dubrovnik Conference in Cognitive Science, Intuitive sociologists: Representing social relations and social categories, will take place on 25-28 May 2017, in the Center for Advanced Studies of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Participants from all areas of cognitive science are invited to submit their ...

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Lecturer position in Cognition and Culture at Durham University

The Department of Anthropology at Durham University is currently advertising for a Lecturer in Cognition and Culture. More information here. *** The Department of Anthropology seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level to consolidate its strength in ...

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A book club on Clark Barrett’s ‘The Shape of Thought’

Clark Barrett, evolutionary psychologist and anthropologist, professor in the department of Anthropology at UCLA, published in 2015 a book, The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve, which is both an introduction to evolutionary psychology and a major contribution to its development. ...

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For the record: A commentary by Csibra, Senju, et al. on gaze following

In 2008, Atsushi Senju and Gergely Csibra published in Current Biology (18, 668–671) an often quoted and important contribution to natural pedagogy theory: “Gaze following in human infants depends on communicative signals.” In 2014, J. Szufnarowska, Rohlfing, K.J., Fawcett, C., ...

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Susan Blackmore

These are Susan Blackmore's thoughts on the workshop on cultural evolution convened by Dan Dennett in Santa Fe in May 2014. Dennett's introduction is here. *** There was much agreement at the wonderful working party in Santa Fe. For example, we agreed about the importance of re-production, ...

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