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Wednesday, May 17th

On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, Dr Janko Nešić will give a lecture titled: "Phenomenological argument for the substantival self."

The lecture will be given in the lecture hall number 8, University building, ground floor. Details about the lecture are available in the abstract below.



Phenomenological argument for the substantival self


Abstract
: In this talk I will present a simple phenomenological argument to the metaphysical conclusion that the self is an individual substance and not a bundle of experiences. I will explain how the phenomenological situation differs whether the self is a bundle of experiences (properties) or a substance. Drawing on modern philosophical accounts of mineness (from Zahavi to Guillot), pre-reflective self-consciousness (Nida-Rümelin) and acquaintance (Gertler, Goff) I will try to show that if one is acquainted with oneself, that is if one has self-acquaintance and acquaintance with one’s experiences (one has self-awareness and awareness of experiences), one acquires introspective knowledge that oneself is a substance. To do this I will show that if the subject is self-acquainted then this revelation of its nature in self-awareness gives him justified introspective (phenomenal) knowledge that it is an experiential subject that has experiences (experiential properties) and is of the substantival kind.



Wednesday, March 22
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Prof. Ing. Igor Farkaš, Dr., Centre for Cognitive Science, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, will give a lecture titled “Computational modeling in cognitive robotics.”

The lecture will be given on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, at 17:00, lecture hall number 8, University building, ground floor.


You can find the abstract with details about the lecture below. More information about the lecturer is available at: http://cogsci.fmph.uniba.sk/~farkas/

Computational modeling in cognitive robotics

    The lecture will provide an introduction to artificial neural networks, a major paradigm in cognitive robotics that represents a constructivist (synthetic) approach to the understanding of cognitive functions, using physical or simulated robots. The approach will be illustrated on selected tasks of motor learning, body representations, or (simple) language grounding.


Thursday, March 23rd

 

Prof. Ing. Igor Farkaš, Dr., Centre for Cognitive Science, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, will give a workshop titled “Brain-computer interface based on motor imagery.”

The worksop will be given on Thursday, March 23
rd, 2017, at 17:00, lecture hall number 8, University building, ground floor.


You can find the abstract with details about the lecture below. More information about the lecturer is available at: http://cogsci.fmph.uniba.sk/~farkas/

 

 

Brain-computer interface based on motor imagery


    Brain-computer interface (BCI) has become an important technology, based on non-invasive measurement of the brain signals, allowing the user to control the environment by its own thought. Motor imagery based approach to BCI utilizes the modulation sensory-motor-related brain oscillatory rhythms that can be correctly interpreted after processing. We will introduce the neuroscience and technical background behind the BCI and will discuss this technology allowing a range of applications, from computer gaming to neurorehabilitation, also referring to our research. We can also discuss challenges and philosophical aspects of this technology.


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Preliminary schedule for the seminar
Current Trends in Cognitive Sciences


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March / April 2017

Educational seminar:
Current Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Center for Cognitive Sciences is pleased to announce the seminar titled Current Trends in Cognitive Sciences. The seminar is intended for MA and Ph.D. students of Philology from the University of Niš. The participation in the seminar is free of charge and all participants will receive certificates of attendance at the end of the seminar.

The main goal of the event is to introduce students with both research methods and important research questions that are being investigated in the domain of Cognitive Sciences. It will include a series of lectures and workshops, and it will take place on the following dates:
March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th (09:00 - 14:00).

Application deadline is March 6th, 2017, and all applications should be sent to:

vladimir.figar.81@gmail.com

Announced speakers:

Prof. Đorđe Vidanović, Ph.D.

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

 

Prof. Mihailo Antović, Ph.D.

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

 

Prof. Eugenia Hristova, Ph.D.

Center for Cognitive Science, Cognitive Science and Psychology Department, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Prof. Milkica Nešić, Ph.D.

Faculty of Medicine University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

 

Asst. Prof. Dušan Stamenković, Ph.D.

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

 

Miloš Tasić, MA

Faculty of Machine Engineering, University of Niš

 

Vladimir Figar, MA

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

 

 










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