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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: AISB Workshop on Sensorimotor Theories of Perception, 26 Sep 2012, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, UK

Introduction
This workshop aims to provide an insight into the contemporary state of Sensorimotor Theories and 
their place in modern Cognitive Science. Particular focus will be given to J.K. O'Regan and Ne's 
2001 paper "A sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness", including how both authors'
work has since developed and diverged. An overarching aim will be to describe how Sensorimotor 
accounts relate to Enactive accounts: whether they are synonymous, compatible, or even mutually 
exclusive. We invite comparisons of the strengths and critiques of Sensorimotor accounts as 
compared to more established, and more radical theories. We seek to clarify the scope of 
Sensorimotor theories, the subjects over which they provide the greatest explanations

Example Topics of Interest
- How an Enactive approach compares to a Sensorimotor approach.
- The "hard" problems solved or introduced by assuming a Sensorimotor Stance.
- How various Sensorimotor theories compare with each other and competing theories.
- Whether a Sensorimotor approach commits one to a certain philosophy of mind.
- The most influential existing projects that assume a Sensorimotor stance.
- How Sensory Substitution experiments and Sensorimotor Theory may inform each others' development.
- How Sensorimotor accounts may inform developments in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
- How to explain sensorimotor "mastery", and the relation between "understanding", "skill" and "knowledge".
- The role or need for perceptual "content" and internal representations.
- The relation between perception and action; between "knowing how to act" and "knowing what would 
happen if you did act".

Any other topics related to Sensorimotor Theory will also be welcomed.

Event
We intend to provide an early avenue for informal exposition of views on the historical and 
contemporary context of Sensorimotor theories. We invite scholars and students to submit a 250-500 
word abstract for oral presentation and subsequent round table discussion.

Registration
Registration is free to members of the AISB [aisb.org.uk] and otherwise equal to the cost of 
membership which will be processed as a membership application unless explicitly requested. AISB 
Membership costs are available at http://www.aisb.org.uk/about/join

Venue
Goldsmiths, University of London is located in the heart of London, under five minutes' walk from 
New Cross and New Cross Gate train stations. These stations are both served by National Rail trains
and the London Overground Network. Trains run from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and 
London Bridge. Journey time is roughly 10-15 minutes.

Further travel information and directions can be found at 
http://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/trainlondonovergroundtube/

Submission
Deadline for submissions is 12th September, 2012 (two weeks prior to the event). Email abstracts 
to Andrew Martin at ma901am@gold.ac.uk, they will be contemplated but not submitted to formal peer 
review. Accepted speakers will be notified by 19th September, 2012 (one week prior to the event).