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Cultural evolution in the laboratory: how to experimentally investigate the emergence of abstract thinking

2-day Workshop (TRAINCREASE Event)

2021.05.19 | Karsten Olsen

Date Thu 28 Oct Fri 29 Oct
Time 09:00    17:00
Location IMC Meeting Room


The workshop addresses experimental approaches to the investigation of emergence of abstraction and meaning. We will introduce a selection of methodologies from cultural evolution, cognitive science and experimental semiotics from an interdisciplinary perspective. The workshop will involve theoretical talks, demonstrations, hands-on experience and exercises, and discussion sessions. Spaces will be limited and registration is required. Further information about the workshop and registration will be announced. 


Lecturers: Kristian Tylen, Riccardo Fusaroli, Andreas Roepstorff, Karsten Olsen, TBA.  



Preliminary programme

Oct 27

Arrivals and accommodation in Aarhus

Oct 28 - Day 1

Morning: Interleaved programme of methods talks and hands-on demos
Afternoon: Applied examples and discussion session
Evening: Social activity/dinner

Oct 29 - Day 2

Morning: Workshop continued in group sessions: Implementation, idea generation
Afternoon: Project proposals and feedback session
Organisational meeting for Traincrease partners         

Participants can find more information here: https://interactingminds.au.dk/projects/traincrease-workshop/