Call for Abstracts: First Graduate Conference (Online) of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science

Carlo Debernardi (University of Milan)
Stefania Moretti (University of Genoa)
Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin)
Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna)
Filippo Domaneschi (University of Genoa)
Francesco Gagliardi (Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences)
Elisabetta Lalumera (University of Bologna)
Antonio Lieto (University of Turin)
Stefania Moretti (University of Genoa)
Alessio Plebe (University of Messina)
September, 13th (late afternoon) & 14th (morning)
Scientific Committee:
Alessandro Ansani (Roma Tre University)
First Graduate Conference (Online) of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science
Stefania Pighin (University of Trento)
Maithilee Kunda (Vanderbilt University)
Marco Viola (University of Turin, co-chair)
Cristina Amoretti (University of Genoa)
Giulia Andrighetto (ISTC-CNR Rome)
In this workshop, we seek to hear the perspective of younger scholars from the disciplines of cognitive science (broadly construed), and to provide them with constructive feedback on their research. PhD students and early career researchers (up to 3 years from completion of their PhD) are welcome to present their work, which will be discussed with a senior discussant and with the audience.
Invited Speakers:
Organizing Committee:
Natural &/or Artificial Minds
Francesco Ellia (University of Bologna, co-chair)
Authors willing to apply shall send a long abstract (max 1000 words, anonymized PDF) to by June 27th, 2021. The scientific committee will assess manuscripts based on their clarity, originality, methodological soundness and relevance to cognitive science.

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Marco Marini (University of Rome La Sapienza)
Colin Klein (Australian National University)
Since its early days, cognitive science has been characterized by analogies between the human and other minds, be them (non-human) biological or artificial. The consideration of non-human minds has played, and still plays, its role in many ways. Non-human minds can be inspiring metaphors; they can work as theoretical or empirical models; they can be used to simulate the human mind; and even those who minimize their similarity with human minds are somehow exploiting one of their functions, albeit a negative one, as sources of potentially informative disanalogies. 
Overlap with the target topic of the conference (natural/artificial minds) is encouraged, but not mandatory. Each submission selected will then be sent to a senior member of the Italian Cognitive Science Association with relevant expertise serving as a discussant.  Accepted authors will be invited (though not compelled) to send a full manuscript to the discussant at least 1 week before the conference to facilitate her/his work.
Marco Viola (University of Turin)
Francesco Ferretti (Roma Tre University)