Author: Gabriela Horcasitas

Simposio – La Complejidad


Este simposio versará sobre el tema de la complejidad en sistemas físicos, biológicos, psicológicos y sociales, tanto del pasado como del presente. Se hablará sobre el corazón y el cerebro humano. Por qué los seres humanos tenemos tantos tipos de bacterias habitando en nuestros cuerpos, y cuál es el efecto que estas bacterias tienen en nuestro fenotipo: muchas de estas bacterias  interactúan con nuestro metabolismo de tal manera que ahora forman parte fundamental de procesos genéticos y metabólicos, tales como la degradación de grasas, el fortalecimiento del sistema inmune y el desarrollo de los huesos.

Asimismo se analizará cómo las sociedades multiétnicas del pasado, como Teotihuacan, revelan un ámbito de complejidad nuevo en Mesoamérica, por su carácter excepcional.

Miércoles 20 Marzo / 17 h

El Colegio Nacional – Donceles 104, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México 

Transmisión en vivo El Colegio Nacional YouTube


Phenomenological Ethnography of Radiology: Enactive and Intersubjective

Talk at the 4E Cognition Group Seminar – March 14, 2-5 pm



The paper is based on research conducted at the actual radiology department in USA. It is concerned with the “radiologist at work”, i.e. the affective and intersubjective ground for her individual diagnostic intentions and personalised strategies of the enaction of diagnostically relevant experiences via imaging technology. The method of research includes “enactive proofs”— observations and analysis of the externalization of a radiologist’s professional memory through the interaction with medical imaging technology and other practitioners in the field. The findings of this research have much to offer to both philosophy and radiological praxis. While the observations strongly support the development of enactive phenomenology, critique of representationalism, primacy of inference in cognition, and shared intentions, they also provide insight into concrete operations in coping with radiology’s paraphernalia, habituality, the origin of mistakes, multilayered communication, and improving professional praxis. Finally, through the prism of phenomenological ethnography, we can raise anew some philosophically and socially crucial questions, such as “How does something new enter into experience and/or praxis?”

Author: Mindaugas Briedis, professor (Philosophy)

Address: Mykolas Romeris University, Institute of Humanities. Ateities g. 20, LT-08303, Vilnius, Lithuania


Phone: +37061497823



March 2019 ENSO seminar

Dear ENSO community

We are delighted to announce that our March 2019 ENSO seminar will be given by Hanne De Jaegher, of the University of the Basque Country, on “Loving and knowing. Reflections for an engaged epistemology.”

The live event will be next week, on the 7th March, at 10.00 UTC.

Details of the talk, including the time in your own timezone, can be found on the ENSO webpage. The abstract is below.

As ever, if you would like to join us in the live session to participate in the discussion you would be welcome to do so. If you are interested in doing so, please send an email to or and we will send an invitation link to the YouTube Live session when things kick off. We welcome all researchers with an interest in participating.

The opportunity for discussion will continue on the ENSO webpage after the talk also.

If you or your research group have any news and announcements you would like brought to the attention of the ENSO community, please send details to either of us in advance of the talk. The simplest way to do this would be to share a a google-slides presentation with either of us (please limit yourself to a single slide). (more…)

Simposio Cognición 4E UAEM

Estimados colegas, 

El año pasado publicamos un número especial en el journal Adaptive Behavior alrededor de las investigaciones en 4E Cognition (cognición corporeizada, incrustada, enactiva, extendida) en México: Spotlight on 4E Cognition Research in Mexico

Con el afán de darle una continuidad a este esfuerzo y seguir difundiendo el interés en estas investigaciones, los invitamos a participar en el Simposio 4E Cognition, que se llevará a cabo en el marco del 5to Coloquio Internacional de Ciencias Cognitivas, del 25 al 27 de septiembre del 2019 en la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM, Cuernavaca, México).

En este CFP, damos la bienvenida a propuestas de ponencias forzosamente relacionadas con las perspectivas 4E que incluyan, pero no se limiten a los siguientes temas:

– Embodied AI
– Cognición animal
– Continuidad entre vida y mente
– Interacción social
– Autonomía y agencia
– Perspectivas ecológicas a la cognición
– Teoría sensorio-motora
– Tesis de la mente extendida
– Interacción humano-computadora
– Neurociencia cognitiva
– Psicopatología



Call for Papers, Posters and Contributed Symposia

The conference EuroCogSci 2019 aims at providing a platform for discussing the most recent developments in Cognitive Science. It will feature contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of cognitive science, bringing together a large number of experts from Europe and overseas.

Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Start: Monday, September 2nd, 2019
End: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Keynote Speakers
Lawrence Barsalou (University of Glasgow), Julia Fischer (Universität Göttingen), Patrick Haggard (UCL, London), Asifa Majid (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics), Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University), Natalie Sebanz (CEU, Hungary), John Spencer (University of East Anglia)

Invited Symposium I: Situated Robotics and its Applications Minoru Asada (Osaka University) and Etienne Burdet (Imperial College London)

Invited Symposium II: Evolutionary Robotics Dario Floreano (EPFL) and Partica A. Vargas (Heriot-Watt University)

Invited Symposium III: Theory of Mind and Its Developments Ágnes M. Kovács (CEU), Beate Priewasser (Salzburg), and Albert Newen (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Local organizing team
Albert Newen (main organizer), Sabrina Coninx, Onur Güntürkün, Dorothea Kolossa, Beate Krickel, Jonas Rose, Tobias Schlicht, Gregor Schöner, Alfredo Vernazzani, Markus Werning, Pascale Willemsen

[EUCog News] 11 PhD / 12 Postdoc positions, Science of Intelligence research, Berlin

Science of Intelligence Berlin – Cluster of Excellence

11 PhD/ 12 Postdoc positions; with principal investigators at six participating institutions.

Cross interdisciplinary research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral psychology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy.

Starting dates:  Summer/Fall 2019

Duration of postion: 3 years

Salary level: TV-L 13, 100% for all positions

What are the principles of intelligence, shared by all forms of intelligence, no matter whether artificial or biological, whether robot, computer program, human, or animal? And how can we apply these principles to create intelligent technology? Answering these questions – in an ethically responsible way – is the central scientific objective of the new Cluster of Excellence Science of Intelligence:

Researchers from a large number of analytic and synthetic disciplines – artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy – join forces to create a multi-disciplinary research program across universities and research institutes in Berlin. Our approach is driven by the insight that any method, concept, and theory must demonstrate its merits by contributing to the intelligent behavior of a synthetic artifact, such as a robot or a computer program. These artifacts represent the shared “language” across disciplines, enabling the validation, combination, transfer, and extension of research results. Thus we expect to attain cohesion among disciplines, which currently produce their own theories and empirical findings about aspects of intelligence.

Interdisciplinary research projects have been defined which combine analytic and synthetic research and which address key aspects of individual, social, and collective intelligence. In addition the Science of Intelligence graduate program promotes the cross-disciplinary education of young scientists on a Master, PhD, and postdoctoral level. All PhD students associated with the cluster are expected to join the Science of Intelligence doctoral program: (more…)

10th Anniversary of the Laboratorio de Robótica Cognitiva, UAEM


The Laboratorio de Robótica Cognitiva of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, celebrates its 10th Anniversaty with a cycle of conferences about Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences.
Consult the entire program at:

21-22 February 2019
Auditorio del CIDC-UAEM
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
Av. Universidad 1001. Col. Chamilpa
Cuernavaca, Morelos. C. P. 62209– M E X I C O


Contact & More Information

CFP: Andy Clark and Critics Conference

Andy Clark and Critics

May 31, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bayes Centre, University of Edinburgh

47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT, UK

Andy Clark is a leading philosopher and cognitive scientist. The fruits of his work have been diverse and lasting. They have had an extraordinary impact throughout philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and robotics. The extended mind hypothesis, the power of parallel distributed processing, the role of language in opening up novel paths for thinking, the flexible interface between biological minds and artificial technologies, the significance of representation in explanations of intelligent behaviour, the promise of the predictive processing framework to unify the cognitive sciences: these are just some of the ideas explored in Clark’s work that have been picked up by many researchers, and that have been contributing to intense debate across the sciences of mind and brain.

In occasion of the launch of the book “Andy Clark and his Critics” (OUP), a free one-day conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh on May the 31st 2019. The aim of the conference is to take an interdisciplinary, critical and forward-looking approach to Andy Clark’s work, bringing together researchers working in various fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Keynote talks will be given by Professors Barbara Webb (University of Edinburgh, Biorobotics), Jesse Prinz (CUNY, Philosophy), and Andy Clark (University of Edinburgh/Sussex, Philosophy). Three additional slots will be available for contributed papers.

Contributions from any area of philosophy or cognitive science related to Clark’s are welcome. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

    • The extended mind
    • 4E cognition
    • “Natural born cyborgs”, mind and technology
    • Language and “magic words”
    • Neurocomputational approaches to the mind
    • Relationships between these topics across Clark’s work



Fragmentation of Cognition: troubles of interdisciplinary explanations

25 – 27 X 2019

Porto, Portugal


This conference is devoted to current interdisciplinary research on cognition and science, as well as to reflection on interdisciplinarity itself. This year, we would like to focus on the very issue of interdisciplinarity, which is usually tacitly accepted as valuable, and explanatory problems in interdisciplinary research, with some emphasis on cognitive sciences. There is a lack of such systematic analyzes and reflexes. We suggest taking on such problems (but without being limited to them) as:

  • (1) What kind of interdisciplinarity, methodological or institutional, is at stake for a given problem domain?
  • (2) What are explanatory difficulties in interdisciplinary research?
  • (3) Is integration (theoretical, problematic, methodological, or institutional) desirable in such research?
  • (4) Should interdisciplinary approach be pluralistic?
  • (5) Could–and if so, to what extent–participants in non-scientific fields (such as artists, industry, commercial entities) be involved in such research?
  • (6) What kind of interdisciplinary character does have research on cognition?
  • (7) Are cognitive science problems typical for all interdisciplinary studies?

Relevant areas: interdisciplinarity; multidisciplinarity; transdisciplinarity; philosophy of science; social studies of science; cognitive science; neuroscience; psychology; sociology; linguistics; anthropology; cognitive ecology; ethics; feminism in science; research on art; theories of explanation; research practice; human-technology interaction; models

Invited speakers: Mieke Boon (University of Twente), Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter, Uskali Mäki (Universuty of Helsinki), and Paul Thagard (University of Waterloo)

Important dates: January 25 – Registration and Abstract Submission start; May 31 – Deadline for abstracts submission; June 22 – Notification of acceptance; September 30 – Registration fee (more…)