Description: Modern cognitive architectures allow researchers to quickly build cognitive models that make use of established cognitive theory. The most prevalent of these is ACT-R, which combines a robust declarative memory system with a constrained production system for executive control and a detailed sensorimotor module that captures common human- computer interaction effects. This workshop will introduce the major components of ACT-R using hands-on examples of running models. We will be using the Python ACT-R syntax, which has been developed to make ACT- R more accessible to an audience without extensive programming experience.
Presented by: Terry Stewart – a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo. His research has included models of game playing via learned sequential dependencies, group dynamics via internal predictions, and the repurposing of cognitive components. The common theme has been the use of mechanistic cognitive models capable of explaining a broad range of phenomena using consistent components that can be mapped on to particular brain areas. His current research involves developing a realistic neural implementation of the core of ACT-R, and exploring the behavioural and neural implications of such a model.
Where: University of Basel, Switzerland
When: 08/03/2009 – 08/04/2009
I will be running two projects next fall semester. The projects will be conducted within a seminar that I will be teaching. The title of the seminar is Designing efficient learning strategies and learning schedules and is planned as a Service Learning seminar (see this website for an overview on service learning).
Students will learn about efficient learning schedules and strategies and will apply this knowledge to the school environment. They will monitor and guide pupils’ learning. In several discussion, we will elaborate on the experiences of applying lab experiment results to real-world environments.
Interested students enrolled in Psychology at the University of Mannheim can register for this seminar at the Studierendenportal. The original title of this seminar is Gestaltung von effizienten Lernstrategien und Lernzeitplänen (Seminar mit Service Learning Komponente).
Today the dissertation proposal was due and I handed it in successfully! 🙂
Next: Preparation of the service learning seminar that I will be teaching in the fall semester.
Today, my two studies finally ended. 🙂 Thank you to everyone who supported my research by participating in the study!
And also: Thank you to Kerstin Mertz and Jana Scheible for their help with data collection! 🙂
My abstract submission got accepted for the ESCoP 2009 in Krakow. That means that I will not only attend the conference but also present my current research during one of the poster sessions!
I’m pretty excited about that! 🙂
I’m currently working on my dissertation proposal which is due June 2nd.
This encourages/forces 😉 me to allot time to write down what I have done so far.
That is a good feature of attending Grad School.
Take care, C.
In einer Studie, die im Rahmen meiner Doktorarbeit nächste Woche startet, untersuche ich Bedingungen, unter denen Lernen optimiert werden können, so dass längerfristiges Behalten von Informationen erfolgreich ist.
Ich freue mich über alle, die mich durch Ihre Teilnahme bei dieser Studie unterstützen! 🙂
Informationen über Termine, Ort und Dauer der Studie sowie Belohnung für die Teilnahme an der Studie finden Sie hier!
Wenn Sie gerne an der Studie teilnehmen möchten, dann kontaktieren Sie mich einfach per Email.