Workshop on Concepts, Actions, and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives

4th Edition

The fourth annual workshop on Concepts, Actions, and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives will take place in Rovereto, Italy, May 20th - 23rd 2010.

In addition, there will be an affiliated special session on computational approaches to the topic, held on the afternoon of May 20th.

The CAOs workshop is sponsored by the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences. The goal of this Rovereto workshop is to provide a unique forum for researchers from a range of perspectives who are interested in Concepts, Actions, and Objects to come together to discuss their research and develop new directions and collaborations. The workshop differs from larger conferences in so far as there are a small number of speakers (all invited) and there are no concurrent talks. In addition to the individual talks, there will be a poster session for students, post-docs and young researchers to present their work.

Invited Speakers


Speakers Computational Session:

  • Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University USA
  • Tim Rogers, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
  • Lorraine Tyler, University of Cambridge UK
  • Gert Westermann, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Speakers Main Session:

  • John Assad Italian Institute of Technology, Italy, and Harvard University, USA
  • Kalanit Grill-Spector Stanford University, USA
  • James Haxby Dartmouth College, USA
  • Nancy Kanwisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Stephen Macknik Barrow Neurological Institute, USA
  • Maximilian Riesenhuber Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
  • Bruno Rossion Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Michael Tarr Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Simon Thorpe French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
  • Patrik Vuilleumier University of Geneva, Switzerland

Comitato scientifico e organizzativo

  • Alfonso Caramazza, Università degli Studi di Trento (Italia) e Università di Harvard (USA)
  • Melvyn Goodale, University of Western Ontario (USA)
  • Bradford Mahon, University of Rochester (USA)
  • Alex Martin, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, NIMH (USA)
  • Brian Murphy, Università degli Studi di Trento (Italia)
  • Marius Pe