Symposium - "Physical Cognition & Problem Solving"

Keynote speakers: Alice Auersperg (Austria) & Amanda Seed (UK)

Physical problems are common in the daily routines of many taxa, and the corresponding cognitive adaptions are believed to contribute significantly to the evolution of intelligent behaviour in humans and non-human animals. Understanding how humans, animals and/or artificial subjects acquire, process and use knowledge about their physical environment represents a major challenge to various areas of research, including psychology, animal behaviour/cognition and robotics.

This symposium represents an opportunity for constructive interdisciplinary exchange between scientists interested in the cognitive and non-cognitive mechanisms underlying problem solving in different model systems. Additionally it will provide a platform for addressing questions concerning various aspects of physical cognition such as cause-effect understanding, spatial cognition, planning and more.


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The European Conference of Behavioural Biology | Universit├Ątsring 1  | 1010 Wien