On the 3rd of July 2012 there will be a wine reception and Phil Johnson-Laird FRS will give the opening Key Note address at 1800.
Travel to the ConferenceThe easiest way to get to Birkbeck College and the Conference venues is by tube and walking.
The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and Goodge Street.
In the map below the rooms that are in use are in Buildings 1 and 2.
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- is Malet Street Building its main entrance is on Torrington Square;
- is Clore Management Centre also on Torrington Square.
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International Conference on Thinking 2012The 7th International Conference on Thinking will take place on the 4th to 6th July 2012 at Birkbeck College and University College London focusing on the most recent research on thinking from psychological, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience perspectives. The previous 6th ICT was held in Venice in 2008 and was part of a four yearly series that started in Aberdeen in 1988 (1992: Plymouth; 1996: UCL; 2000: Durham; 2004: Leuven; 2008: Venice). There will be three full days of conference presentations taking place in the historic city of London just before it hosts the 2012 Olympics. So along with London’s usual attractions, participants will be able to tour the Olympic sites in Stratford, where Birkbeck College is about to open a second centre.
Papers and Posters
There will be symposia on following topics but participants are also invited to propose their own symposia:
- Analogical Reasoning
- Bayesian Approaches
- Causal Learning and Reasoning
- Cognitive Neuroscience of Reasoning
- Delusional thinking
- Dual Processes
- Inductive reasoning
- Mental Models and Everyday Reasoning
- Mental Models and Deduction
- Moral Reasoning and Values
- New Paradigm Psychology of Reasoning
- Probability and Logic
- Advances in Thinking, Problem Solving and Creativity: A Festschrift for Kenneth J. Gilhooly
Symposium Key Note Speakers
The organisers feel strongly that the role of this event should be to bring on new researchers early in their careers who are making novel and exciting contributions to the field. To meet this goal, they have decided on the innovative proposal that half day symposia should include a Symposium Key Note Speaker, who would typically be considered as an early career researcher. The conference will make a small bursary available to help these speakers with their expenses. Symposium Key Note Speakers will not address the whole conference but will be given substantially more time to speak (40 minutes).
- Maya Bar-Hillel
The Hebrew University, Israel
- Jonathan Evans
University of Plymouth, UK
- Chris Frith FRS
University College London, UK
- Keith Holyoak
University of California Los Angeles, USA
- Phil Johnson-Laird FRS
Princeton University, USA
- Dan Sperber
Central European University, Budapest
- Josh Tenenbaum
Massachusetts Institute of Technology