Embodied Cognition Seminar Series

Addressing internal and external factors that play a role in the development of cognitive capacities.

The Fall 2023 Cognitive Science Seminar is on Embodied Cognition. Dr. Shaun Gallagher, Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy, will lead this seminar series. This semester’s Cognitive Science Seminar is presented by the Institute and Intelligent Systems in conjunction with the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy. This seminar series will bring in stellar external speakers to participate, and nine of the twelve speakers will be coming to Memphis to speak in-person. There will be an option to attend the public lectures remotely – do check the website for further information.

All sessions will take place on Wednesdays, 4 p.m. in FIT 405.

August 30        Louise Barrett (Psychology. U. Lethbridge)          Beyond the Brain
September 6 Detlef H. Heck (Neurology, U Minnesota Medical School)    Bodily Constraints on Perception
September 13       Art Glenberg (Psychology, Arizona State)                 Embodied Cognition in Education
September 20 Mark Johnson (Philosophy, U Oregon)  Embodied Mind, Meaning, and Reason
September 27           David Kirsh (CogSci, UC-San Diego)  Epistemic Actions
October 4 Michael Wheeler (Philosophy, Stirling U, Scotland)    Extended Cognition
October 11 Anthony Chemero (Psychology/Philosophy, U Cincinnati)        Ecological Psychology
October 18 Karl Friston (Neuroscience, UCL London)   Predictive Processing and the Free Energy Principle
October 25 Larry Shapiro (Philosophy, U Wisconsin)  Conceptions of Embodiment
November 1 Karenleigh A. Overmann (Anthropology and Cognitive Archaeology, U Colorado)      Reading and Writing: Extended Cognitive States?
November 8 Takashi Ikegami (AI, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan)                   Embodied Robotics
November 15 Ezequiel Di Paulo (Computer Science, U of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain)  Enactivism and Autopoiesis


For more information on this series, contact Dr. Alistair Windsor, Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Associate Professor of Mathematics, at awindsor@memphis.edu.