Workshop organized by Ildiko Kiraly, 2019-2020 Paris IAS Fellow.
Free entrance on registration (see form at the bottom of the page)
! DUE TO CURRENT EVENTS, THIS WORKSHOP INITIALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 26th AND 27th WILL BE HELD IN ANOTHER FORM AT A LATER DATE. More info to come...
Continuous change and development are concepts becoming fundamental in different human discourses, both in a wide range of scientific domains and in everyday disputes. However, despite the ubiquitous occurrence of these concepts, there are only sparse investigation on how change – specifically fast updating or revision – takes place in individual thought. While humans are obsessed with thinking and analysing thinking of themselves and others, we lack studies that can grasp how subtle modifications and fast adaptations are achieved. In order to understand ourselves, and to understand others in conversations – and even to understand the world better – we need to focus on how updating and/or strategic change of different concepts and beliefs are happening at the level of processes. In other words, what type of processes promote fine tuning of concepts and thus make humans flexible learners? Can we investigate definite cognitive procedures beyond model changes and knowledge enrichment?
The workshop is aimed at providing a state-of-the-art scientific and research-oriented overview of belief changes in higher order cognitive competencies, and in communicative settings.
Program (subject to change)
March 26 (Morning session)
Changes in knowledge : examples from language and memory
Judit Gervain, Paris Descartes, CNRS
"Extracting abstract regularities from language: a developmental scenario of information updating"
Yana Fandakova, MPI Berlin
"Memory and metamemory development in childhood"
Fruzsina Elekes, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
"Attention as a naïve psychological concept modulates incidental encoding of partner-relevant information in adults"
March 26. (Afternoon session)
Dóra Kampis, University of Copenhagen
"The shift from generic to specific encoding in human infants: bootstrapping via contrasting perspectives"
Ágnes Kovács, CEU, Budapest
"Belief fixation, update and revision in infants and adults"
Ildikó Király, IEA Paris and Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
"I have changed my mind’ : the interplay of memory and theory of mind"
March 27. (Morning session)
Changing beliefs in interaction
Dan Sperber, CEU
"Trusting the source, accepting the argument: Two ways to change one's beliefs"
Olivier Mascaro, CNRS Paris
"The early of ontogeny of presumptions of competence, and their role in belief update"
(en attente de confirmation de l'intervenant)
March 27. (Afternoon session)
Updating in perspective
Pierre Jacob, ENS Paris
"Interactive and non-interactive belief updating"
Christopher Nicholas Krupenye, University of Durham
"Perspective-taking and Updating by Great Apes"
Coffee & General discussion