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AISB event Bulletin Item

Announcement: Summer Institute in Social Cognition, Montreal

We are pleased to announce our second Summer Institute -- to be held from
June the 28th to July the 6th 2008, at the height of Montreal cultural
season (International Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs comedy fest, Fantasia
Film festival, and more).

Our first Cognitive Science Summer Institute brought together more than 150
local and international participants who met and exchanged ideas on the
topic of categorization. It was a great success according to all involved,
and has spawned an authoritative 32-chapter text on the matter, the Handbook
of Categorization in Cognitive Science (Cohen and Lefebvre, eds, Elsevier).

Entitled Minds and Societies, the 2008 Summer Institute will again address
an important current topic in cognitive science: social cognition. The
Institute is gathering leading researchers on the interface and transition
between individual ideas and minds and collective, distributed ones
(biosocial psychology, cognitive anthropology, social neuroscience,
distributed cognition, extended mind philosophy, etc.). We hope that all
will be stimulated by this confluence of perspectives. Confirmed speakers
include (alphabetically): Daniel Batson, Paul Bloom, Richard Byrne, Angelo
Cangelosi, Daniel Dennett, Terrence Deacon, Merlin Donald, Shimon Edelman,
Rob Goldstone, Philip Jackson, Frank Keil, Andrew Meltzoff, Jesse Prinz,
Barry Wellman, and many more.

Please visit our web site for the current program and additional details
about the Summer Institute.

The Summer Institute welcomes both junior and senior scientists and scholars
in the many fields impinging on social cognition as well as graduate
students (enrollment can be credited 3 credits by the University of Qubec
at Montral and may be transferred towards your degree).  Researchers and
graduate students may also present their work at a special posters session
(the call for posters will be sent out soon).

Hope to see you all this summer in Montreal!

The organizing committee

The Minds and Societies Summer Institute in Cognitive Science