KLI Colloquia are informal, public talks that are followed by extensive dissussions. Speakers are KLI fellows or visiting researchers who are interested in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience and discussing it in a wider research context. We offer three types of talks:

1. Current Research Talks. KLI fellows or visiting researchers present and discuss their most recent research with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

2. Future Research Talks. Visiting researchers present and discuss future projects and ideas togehter with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

3. Professional Developmental Talks. Experts about research grants and applications at the Austrian and European levels present career opportunities and strategies to late-PhD and post-doctoral researchers.

  • The presentation language is English.
  • If you are interested in presenting your current or future work at the KLI, please contact the Scientific Director or the Executive Manager.

Event Details

3rd AWTB
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Altenberg Workshop
Evolution of Cognition
3rd Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology
1998-08-16 18:00 - 1998-08-19 12:30
KLI for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria
Organized by Cecilia Heyes, Ludwig Huber, and Adolf Heschl

Program: PROLEGOMENA Robert J. Richards The Linguistic Creation of Man, or the Missing Link in 19th Century Evolutionary Theory OVERVIEW Cecilia Heyes Questions about the Evolution of Cognition M.E. Bitterman Cognitive Evolution: A Psychological Perspective ECOLOGY & PHYLOGENY Sara J. Shettleworth Modularity, Specialization and the Evolution of Cognition Ludwig Huber The Evolution of Cognition: 25 Years after "the Mirror" SPATIAL MEMORY Nicola S. ClaytonMemory and the avian hippocampus: Food-caching birds as a model system Daniel C. DennettIntelligence and Cultural Evolution CONSCIOUSNESS Nicholas K. Humphrey The Privatization of Sensation Euan M. MacPhail The search for a mental Rubicon IMPRINTING Patrick P.G. Bateson What do we need to know in order to understand imprinting? Adolf HeschlImprinting and the nature of learning ABSTRACTION Juan Delius Equivalence relations in concept learning by pigeons Nicholas J. Mackintosh Abstract Rules and Abstract Representations CAUSALITY Duane M. Rumbaugh Cause-Effect Reasoning - Brain, Rearing, and Emergents Anthony Dickinson Causal Cognition and Goal-Directed Action LANGUAGE Terrence W. Deacon Friedhart Klix Evolutionary impacts on the imprinting of learning mechanisms and language development MENTALITY Bernd Heinrich Problem-solving by raven Louis Lefebvre The origin and cultural transmission of feeding innovations in birds SOCIAL LEARNING & CULTURE Peter J. Richerson Michael Tomasello Cumulative Cultural Evolution THEORY OF MIND Kim Sterelny Primate Worlds Robin I.M. Dunbar The Social Brain and the Evolution of Culture