From March 19 to 22, 2020, the I Uruguayan Congress of Cognitive Sciences and II Symposium on Education, Cognition and Neuroscience will be held. This event will be co-organized by the Uruguayan Uruguayan Society of Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (Sociedad Uruguaya de Ciencias Cognitivas y del Comportamiento, SUCCC) and the Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Center in Cognition for Teaching and Learning (Centro Interdisciplinario en Cognición para la Enseñanza y Aprendizaje, CICEA).
This Congress seeks to combine academics, professionals and the public interested in Cognitive Sciences, a scientific area of increasing basic and applied interest in Uruguay and the region. The contributions of Cognitive Sciences to Education will be the subject of special emphasis of the II Symposium, underpinning the strong bonds of common interest between the educational sector (Initial, Primary and Secondary) and the university teams working in this field.
The congress will offer a series of talks by world-class specialists on issues of cognition, neurosciences, learning and education (see speakers). In addition there will be poster sessions in which original research papers will be presented, which the scientific committee is already evaluating (see application dates). At the same time, brief symposia will work on topics related to the event. Proposals are received for these seminars (see application form).
Pediatrician and neuropsychologist, Dr. Dehaene-Lambertz has a PhD in Cognitive Science from Paris VI University and is a researcher at CNRS. Additionally, she directs the neuroimaging lab at NeuroSpin.
Professor of experimental cognitive psychology at the Collège de France (Paris). He completed a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, and directs the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit at the Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot of the French Atomic Energy Commission. His interests concern the cerebral bases of specifically human cognitive functions such as language, calculation, and reasoning.
Dr. Hirsh-Pasek has a PhD in human development from the University of Pennsylvania and is a professor in the psychology department at Temple University, where she directs the Infant Language Laboratory. She has authored 14 books and over 200 publications in early childhood development, focusing on language, literacy and playful learning.
Dr. Lipina has a PhD in Psychology from Universidad Nacional de San Luis and is a researcher at CONICET, Argentina. His research focuses on the effects of poverty on children’s neurobiological development and the design of interventions aimed at enhancing cognitive performance.
Director of the Brain Institute at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. He earned a Ph.D. in animal behavior from Rockefeller University and conducted postdoctoral research in neurophysiology at Duke University. Chair of the Regional Selection Committee of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Golombek has a PhD in biology from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is professor at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina, where he directs the chronobiology lab. He’s a researcher at CONICET and is recognized for his work on scientific dissemination in several media outlets.
PhD in School Psychology from the University of Georgia, US. She holds the Senior Director position for the Office of International Affairs at the American Psychological Association and previously served on the faculty at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. She currently works with school-based programs in Iraq and has collaborations on socio-emotional learning around the world.
Dr. Joireman is an Associate professor in the department of Marketing and International Business at Washington State University and has a PhD from the University of Delaware. His research focuses on decision-making in temporal dilemmas, environmental decision-making, service failures, corporate social responsibility, and public policy issues.
Assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, his research focuses on the role of sensorimotor development in driving and constraining developmental change, pursuing a number of phenomena that include reaching, visual exploration, vocalizations, word learning and human interaction
Professor of Developmental and Cultural Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research focuses on the origins and development of social cognition, mainly in young infants. She directs the Centre for Situated Action and Communication with the objective of exploring ideas of context and situation on different kinds of psychological phenomena.
Professor at the University of Vermont. His research centers on evolutionary robotics, evolutionary computation and physical simulation. He runs the Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory, whose work focuses on the role that morphology and evolution play in cognition.
Professor for Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is interested in the neuronal basis of behavior. Brecht developed the two-photon targeted patching (TPTP) method to target fluorescently labeled cells in the living brain and measure their activity.
Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Linguistics by the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France. She studies the neurobiological basis for human cognition. Her main interests focus on human cognitive development in areas such as language, social, and numerical cognition.
Verónica obtained her PhD in Experimental Psychology from Cincinnati University, USA. She has numerous publications in the field of cognitive development and the use of a dynamic systems approach for the study of cognition
PhD in Education from Berkeley and taught at Tel Aviv University for 39 years where he is now Emeritus Professor. Also served as the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Education. He has been Adjunct Professor at Amrita University in Kerala, India for the past 4 years. His research interests focus on child developmental, primatological and anthropological aspects of teaching.
The symposiums are sets of oral presentations by several authors linked by thematic axis in common.
Each symposium should be proposed and moderated by a coordinator and will have a total duration of 1 hour 30 minutes. Groups of 3 or 4 papers may be presented. The proposals received will be evaluated by the academic committee.
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Dr. Roberto Aguirre
Dra. Ana Balsa, Universidad de Montevideo
Dr. Ignacio Cervieri, Universidad de la República
Dr. Ariel Cuadro, Universidad Católica del Uruguay
Dr. Ángel Elgier, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Dr. Leonel Gómez, Universidad de la República
Mag. Maite Liz, Universidad de la República
Dra. Cindy Mels, Universidad Católica del Uruguay
Dra. Vivian Reigosa, Instituto Nacional de Evaluación Educativa
Dra. Bettina Tassino, Universidad de la República
Dra. Denise Vaillant, Universidad ORT
Dr. Alejandro Vásquez, Universidad de la República
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