DNEP Mini Seminar Series – next in the series: Cognitive science for dialogue and other joint activities
|Starts:||13:00 28 Mar 2018|
|Ends:||14:00 28 Mar 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults|
Joint activities present a challenge for monadic cognitive science, because they involve more than one individual at the same time. This talk will present the non-monadic Bulletin Board framework for interpreting joint activities and show how it applies to language processing in dialogue. The framework captures fundamental distributed properties of joint activities such as alignment of cognitive representations and synchronization of actions across partners. I will argue that prediction-by-simulation is central to the success of joint activities such as dialogue and that it is critically dependent on alignment and synchronization between interlocutors.
Role: Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Biography: Simon is a Professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Glasgow. Between 1989 and 1999 he was also Deputy Director of the ESRC Human Communication Research Centre. He has published two books, one with Anthony J. Sanford, Understanding Written Language, and one with Kenny R. Coventry, Seeing, Saying and Acting: The Psychological Semantics of Spatial Prepositions. Additionally, he has published more than 100 research papers on various aspects of the psychology of language. His special interests include discourse processing, language processing in dialogue, psychological semantics, and graphical communication. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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Lecture Theatre D