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  • 27th International Summer School in Cognitive Science, 2021 (July 12 - July 16)
  • Welcome to the 27th International summer school in cognitive science!

    This year the summer school will be held between July 12 and July 16, 2021. 

     Registration is now open! 

     

     

    Host Institution: New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria                          

    Location: Online event

    Dates:  July 12 – July 16

    Registration: free

     

    Focus: The Summer School in Cognitive Science gives an opportunity to students and young researchers to be acquainted with a range of current topics and achievements in cognitive science research.

     

    Special Qualifications: Anybody interested in cognitive science is welcome to the International Summer School in Cognitive Science.

     

    Description: The International Summer School in Cognitive Science is a unique event, which brings together students and researchers all over the world and is a platform for collaboration.

     

    Topics and Lecturers: 

     

    Topic: Spatial Cognition and Development

    Lecturer: Nora S. Newcombe, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology at Temple University, USA

    Website: https://sites.temple.edu/newcombe/

     

    Topic: Computational Sensorimotor Control

    Lecturer: Daniel M. Wolpert, Ph.D.

    Professor of Neuroscience at Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, USA

    Website: https://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/daniel-m-wolpert-phd

     

    Topic: Behavior Change and Cognition

    Lecturer: Ivo Vlaev, Ph.D.

    Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK

    Website: https://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/ivo-vlaev

     

    Topic: Learning as programming

    Lecturer: Steven T. Piantadosi, Ph.D.

    Assistant professor at University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Website: http://colala.berkeley.edu/people/piantadosi/

     

    Topic: Dynamic Field Theory

    Lecturer: Gregor SchoenerPh.D.

    Professor at Bochum University, Germany

    Website: https://www.ini.rub.de/the_institute/people/gregor-schoner/

     

    Schedule:

     

    You can check the schedule of the lectures here.

     

     

    Application:

    To participate in the Summer School you have to fill in the form until the 2nd of July

    Registration is free.

     

    Feedback form:

     

    You can fill the feedback form here.

     

    E-mail: school@cogs.nbu.bg

     

    *Note: The organizers reserves the right to make changes to the event program and topics.

  • International Summer School in Cognitive Science, 2020
  • In the current global epidemiological situation, we have no choice but to cancel this year's edition of the international summer school in cognitive science. 

    We hope to be back in 2021! 

    Stay healthy and well,

    Dr Elena Andonova

    Director, 

    International Summer School in Cognitive Science

    New Bulgarian University

  • 26th International Summer School in Cognitive Science, 2019 (July 8 - July 19)
  • Welcome to the 26th International summer school in cognitive science!

    This year the summer school will be held between July 8 and July 19, 2019. 

     Registration is now open! If you have questions, pleаse write to school@cogs.nbu.bg.

     

    Courses:

    Week 1: July 8 – 12

    • Vincenzo Crupi - Rationality debates in contemporary cognitive science: A guide for the perplexed;
    • Kiril Kostov - Tutorial to E-prime.
    • Lecture series: NBU research highlights: Ivo Popivanov - Representation of objects in primate inferior temporal cortex; Penka Hrtistova - Representation of Relational Knowledge; Evgenia Hristova - Moral Judgments.

     

    Week 2: July 15 - 19

    • Asaf Gilboa - Cognitive Neuropsychiatry;
    • Juliana Yordanova and Vasil Kolev - Cognitive electrophysiology.

     

     

     

    The Summer School includes also daily discussion sessions in small groups and other events.

     

    GRANTS:

    • Grants for International applicants:

    Thanks to the generous donation of the Cognitive Science Society (http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/), we have Summer school grants (tuition fee waivers) for up to 10 international applicants. To apply for a grant you need to send via e-mail to school@cogs.nbu.bg the following documents:

    1. Application form;
    2. CV;
    3. Statement of purpose (not more than 2 pages);
    4. Academic reference by a faculty member or thesis supervisor (optional);                     

    Deadline for applicatons: 20th of June.

    • Grants for Bulgarian nationals:

    For more information, please send your enquiries to school@cogs.nbu.bg.

     

    Participants' Symposium (optional)

    At the symposium the participants can present their own research projects - their research plans, preliminary or final data and get feedback from the rest of the group and the lecturers. 

    Submit short abstracts up to 300 words to be reviewed and potentially presented at the participant symposium. Papers should be sent in PDF format to school@cogs.nbu.bg

    Applying for the participants' symposium: 1st of July.

     

  • 25th International Summer School in Cognitive Science, 2018 (July 9 - July 20)
  • Welcome to the 25th International summer school in cognitive science!

    This year the summer school will be held between July 9 and July 20, 2018. 

     

    Schedule:

    Courses:

    Week 1: July 9 – 13

    Jeff Zacks (https://psychweb.wustl.edu/zacks ) - Event Cognition;

    Ken McRae (https://sites.google.com/site/kenmcraelab/ ) - How People Understand Language: Semantic Memory, Concepts, and Sentence Comprehension;

    Ivo Popivanov and Ivan Vankov (NBU, Bulgaria) - Knowledge Representation in Biological and Artificial Neural Networks.

     

    Week 2: July 16 – 20

    Yuko Munakata (https://www.colorado.edu/munakata/ ) - Cognitive Development and Representational Change;

    Evgeniya Hristova (NBU, Bulgaria) - Eye-tracking: Methodology and Applications;

    Kiril Kostov (NBU, Bulgaria) - Tutorial in E-prime scripts.

     

     

    Registration is now open! If you have questions pleаse write to school@cogs.nbu.bg.

     

    Application for grant:

    Thanks to the generous donation of the Cognitive Science Society (http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/).This year we have Summer school grants (tuition fee waivers) for up to 10 international applicants. To apply for grant you need to send via e-mail the following documents:

    • Application form
    • CV– please, send your CV to school@cogs.nbu.bg
    • Statement of purpose  (not more than 2 pages)– send your letters to school@cogs.nbu.bg
    •  Academic reference by a faculty member or thesis supervisor (optional) send reference to school@cogs.nbu.bg

     

    Participants' Symposium

    At the symposium the participants can present their own research projects - their research plans, preliminary or final data and get feedback from the rest of the group and the lecturers. 

    Submit short abstracts up to 300 words to be reviewed and potentially presented at the participant symposium. Papers should be sent in PDF format at school@cogs.nbu.bg

     

    Important dates:

    Applying for grant till: 20th of June (all the documents should be submitted by this date);

    Applying for the participant's symposium: 1st of July;

    Registration deadline: 1st of July.

    Tuition fee payment deadline: 1st of July.

     

  • 24th International Summer School in Cognitive Science, 2017 (July 10 - July 21)
  • This will be the 24th Summer School in the series. The summer school started on September 12th, 1994, and has been held annually since then. More than 1200 young researchers and doctoral students from all five continents have participated over the years, and many collaborations and friendships have been forged. Information on the whole series of Summer Schools can be found here.

    A short video about the NBU Summer School is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgToTwPhNU

     

     

    Schedule:

     

     

    Courses:

     

    Week 1: July 10 – 14

    Jukka Hyona (University of Turku, Finland) - Using eye movements to study language processing and visual cognition

    Rufin Vogels (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) - Neural mechanisms of visual cognition

     

    Week 2: July 17 – 20

    Angelo Cangelosi (University of Plymouth, UK) - Developmental Robotics

    Maurice Grinberg and Evgenya Hristova (NBU, Bulgaria) - Social Dilemmas

    Armina Janyan (NBU, Bulgaria) - Tutorial in E-prime scripts

     

    Application:

     

    Participants will be selected on the basis of their submitted documents:

     

    • Application form (please, fill in and submit the form until 1st of July)
    • CV– please, send your CV to school@cogs.nbu.bg
    • Statement of purpose  (not more than 2 pages)– send your letters to school@cogs.nbu.bg
    • Academic reference by a faculty member or thesis supervisor (optional) send reference to school@cogs.nbu.bg

     

     

    Participants' Symposium

     

    At the symposium the participants can present their own research projects - their research plans, preliminary or final data and get feedback from the rest of the group and the lecturers. 

    Submit short abstracts up to 300 words to be reviewed and potentially presented at the participant symposium. Papers should be sent in PDF format at school@cogs.nbu.bg

     

    Important dates:

    Applying for grant till: 1st of July (all the documents should be submitted by this date);

    Applying for the participant's symposium: 30th of June;

    Cancelation & Reimbursements: 5th of July (15% reduction);

    Registration deadline: 1st of July

    Tuition fee payment deadline: 1st of July.

     

    Tuition fee

     

    New Bulgarian University

    Research Center for Cognitive Science

    e-mail: school@cogs.nbu.bg 

  • 23rd International Summer School in Cognitive Science, 2016 (July 4 - July 15)
  • This will be the 23rd Summer School in the series. The summer school started on September 12th, 1994, and has been held annually since then. More than 1200 young researchers and doctoral students from all five continents have participated over the years, and many collaborations and friendships have been forged. Information on the whole series of Summer Schools can be found here.

     

    A short video about the NBU Summer School is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgToTwPhNU

     

     

     

     


    Schedule:

     

     

     

     

    Courses:

     

     

    Week 1: July 4 – 10

    Silvia Gennari (University of York, UK)Events in Language, Cognition & the Brain

    Nelson Cowan (University of Missouri, USA) – Working Memory

    Mutsumi Imai (Keio University, Tokyo) – Lexical acquisition: Symbols grounding & de-grounding to construct culture-specific lexical systems

     

    Week 2: July 11 – 15 

    Nelson Cowan (University of Missouri, USA) – Working Memory

    Luciano Fadiga (University of Ferrara, Italy) & Alessandro D’Ausilio (Italian Institute of technology) –  Sensorimotor Cognition

    Armina Janyan (New Bulgarian University) - Scripting Behavioral Tasks: E-prime Basics

     

     

    Application:

     

    Participants will be selected on the basis of their submitted documents:

     

    • Application form (please, fill in and submit the form)
    • CV– please, send your CV to school@cogs.nbu.bg
    • Statement of purpose  (not more than 2 pages)– send your letters to school@cogs.nbu.bg
    •  Academic reference by a faculty member or thesis supervisor (optional) send reference to school@cogs.nbu.bg

     

     

    Participants' Symposium

     

    At the symposium the participants can present their own research projects - their research plans, preliminary or final data and get feedback from the rest of the group and the lecturers. 

     

     

    Participation and Fees

     

     

    The participants' symposium during the summer school in 2016 will take place on Tuesday, July 12th, starting at 3 pm in room 409. Participants will have 15 minutes for oral presentations followed by a short discussion. The following oral talks have been accepted for presentation during the symposium:

    • Chloe Newbury (Lancaster University, UK): The interaction between sleep and emotionality on veridical and false memory performance
    • Elena Kulkova (National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia): Bilateral Motor Cortex Contributes to Figurative Language Processing: A TMS-MEP Study of Metaphoric and Idiomatic Sentence Comprehension 
    • Nukolay Ratchev :  Working Memory Capacity and Cognitive Reflection: Further Implications for the Rationality Debate
    • Veselina Kadreva (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria): Emotions and Moral Judgment

     

    We are grateful to the Cognitive Science Society for their partial financial support of the International Summer School in Cognitive Science

     

     

     

    New Bulgarian University

    Research Center for Cognitive Science

    e-mail: school@cogs.nbu.bg