Seminar: Neurocognitive models of reasoning - Organization

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Marco Ragni.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Marco Ragni.


Neuro-based methods as diverse as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) or electro-encephalography (EEG) reveal far preciser information about underlying cognitive processes than behavioral data alone. Consequently, cognitive architectures do not only integrate findings about brain functions, but recently even make precise and predictions about the time shifts of brain activations (e.g., ACT-R; Anderson, 2007). This seminar deals with recent progresses and current limits in cognitive models on neuro-based information. The objective of the seminar is to discuss different approaches to modeling Neuroimaging data and the connection between symbolic models and neuro-image data and fitting the data. Objective: This seminar explores the cognitive and neural processes that support deductive reasoning. The first part consists of a brief introduction into basic principles of cognitive neuroscience relevant for human reasoning. In a second part recent cognitive and neuropsychological experiments are discussed. You will learn about modeling cognitive processes, comparing cognitive models and its connections to human working memory.he topics of the seminar include the following:

Introduction / Kickoff-Meeting

  • Datum: 23. Oktober 16:00-18:00
  • Ort: Geb. 101 - R 01 016
  • Seminar weekend

  • Saturday, 23.01.2016, 08:15 - 16:00 Uhr s.t.
  • Sunday, 24.01.2016, 08:15 - 16:00 Uhr s.t.
  • Place: Building 101 - R 01 018