We invite researchers to participate in the third installment of the doctoral symposium on cognitive science, funded by the German Society for Cognitive Science (Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft) and Centre for Cognitive Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt. The symposium will provide the opportunity for doctoral candidates in Germany to connect and discuss their research in the context of the central topic of ’Perspectives on Learning’.
The ability to learn is a crucial skill required for ‘intelligent’ behavior. It is a core concept in various research fields from Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics to Artificial Intelligence and is connected to many cognitive abilities, e.g., perception, decision-making, or language understanding. In addition, learning is studied on all levels of analysis (computational, algorithmic, implementation), thus lending itself to various methodological approaches. As such, investigating the development and principles of learning is highly relevant in many research fields in Cognitive Science.
Science communication is the second focus of the symposium. Scientific research is essential for advancing our understanding of real-world phenomena and in developing novel methods and technology. It is a driving force for innovation which can affect our society on a large scale. Therefore, it is essential that research is conducted with the overall goal that the findings and results should benefit society. Not only should the pursuit of knowledge and insight aim to be beneficial, but it should also be transparent. Consequently, we believe it is necessary for academic researchers to properly communicate their research findings to the broader public beyond the borders of the scientific community.