Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kellogg Center,
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum for faculty and students within the cognitive sciences to present scientific papers and foster a network of cognitive scientists in the Midwest.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Robert Pennock of Michigan State University, entitled "AI to EI: Modeling the Evolution of Intelligence from the Bottom Up".

Oral Paper and Poster Presentations
During the day, the meeting will have oral paper sessions. Each presentation will be 20 minutes long (15 minutes talk + 5 minutes questions). During the evening, there will be a poster session. See below for more details.

  • Animal cognition
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognitive development
  • Cognitive psychology including perception, attention, memory, categorization, language, judgment & decision making, reasoning & problem solving
  • Computational and mathematical models of cognition
  • Dynamic systems
  • Ethology
  • Evolution of cognition
  • Learning sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Machine intelligence and learning
  • Methodology
  • Robotics
  • Social Cognition
  • Philosophy of mind

Paper & Poster Submission
Submissions closed

Tentative Schedule: http://www.cogsci.msu.edu/mwcogsci/sessions.html
PDF Version of Schedule

Presentations will be 20 minutes long (15 minutes talk + 5 minutes for question) and posters should be no larger than 4 ft by 4 ft. Posters should be attached via velcro. Velcro strips will be available if needed.

There is a $20 registration fee. To register, complete the registration form at the link below. After you fill out the form you will be provided with a PayPal button to pay the $20 fee. You can use your own personal PayPal account or any major credit card. PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 16, 2011!

REGISTRATION CLOSED. Registration will be availabe the day of the conference. But, lunch can not be guaranteed.


Student Awards
Due to generous contributions of the sponsoring departments and colleges, we are able to offer some student travel awards.

Below are the winners of the awards:

  • Jared Miller, University of Notre Dame
  • Jason Harman, Ohio University
  • Seth Frey, Indiana University
  • Hyungwook Kim, Ohio State Universiy

Conference Site & Hotel Rooms
The conference will be held at MSU's Kellogg Center . A block of rooms are being held there for a conference rate of $94 per night (single or double). To reserve a room contact Kellogg. Tell them the room is for the Midwest CogSci Meeting. If possible we ask that you try to stay at Kellogg as it will help us maintain the low cost of the conference. PLEASE BOOK A ROOM BY MARCH 16, 2011!

Sponsored by

Michigan State University Department of Psychology

Michigan State University Cognitive Science Program


Michigan State University College of Education

Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences



Contact midwest.cogsci@gmail.com