Affective minds : the cognitive science of emotions and affects

Cognitio 2017

Young researchers conference in cognitive science

Montréal, June 21st and 22nd2017

Cognitio is a young researchers’ conference held every other year at the Université du Québec à Montréal, under the auspices of its Cognitive Science Institute.

Over the past several years at Cognitio, many facets of the human mind have been explored: decision making (2005), situated minds (2006), social cognition (2007), the evolution of minds and cultures (2009), nonhuman minds (2011) creativity in art and discovery (2013), and atypical minds (2015).

This time, we will be focusing on the affective aspects of the individuals, and the way emotions act on the different organisms that can experience them.

Invited speakers:
Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor, Philosophy, University of Toronto
Jorge Armony, Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology, McGill University

Our goal is to question the nature of emotional processes and their origins, roles, and functions, thanks to the interaction of different fields and area of study. We will discuss the concept of emotion itself and we will try to understand how emotional experiences operate on the mind and in the world. We are interested in knowing the different components of emotions, their consequences on individuals’ lives and actions, and their biological, neural, cognitive, behavioral and developmental courses. We will investigate how emotions can be understood with respect to sensation, perception and the different cognitive processes. Every presentation that discusses emotions or their components from interdisciplinary interactions will be more than welcome, provided that there is a clear link with cognitive science. This topic can be approached from various angles. These include, but are not limited to: philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, artificial intelligence, linguistics, sociology, etc.

Suggested topics include:

Submission of proposals for the conference is done through the EasyChair system. We are only asking for 600 words abstracts. EasyChair allows you to upload a separate document, but only the text entered in the 'Abstract' field of your submission will be evaluated.

Deadline for submissions is extended to March 22, 2017.