Prof. Dr. Martin V. Butz - Computer Science, Cognitive Modeling
University of Tübingen
When: Mo, 25.06.2018, 17:00
Where: Room B-201
An Integrative, Event-Predictive Perspective on Cognition: Behavioral Evidence and Artificial Neural Network Models
Prof. Martin Butz is a full professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Psychology at the University of Tübingen. While his main background lies in computer science (Diploma and PhD in Computer Science), and in machine learning in particular, he has been collaborating with cognitive psychologists, computational neuroscientists, roboticists, and linguists for many years. His research focusses on neuro-computational, cognitive modeling and cognitive science more generally. Currently, he is investigating the development of conceptual, cognitive language structures from sensorimotor experiences, pursuing an event-predictive approach. Moreover, he is relating these structures to the hippocampus, including the built-up of cognitive maps as well as the formation of episodic memory. He has published more than sixty peer-reviewed journal articles and more than one hundred peer-reviewed conference papers, as well as three monographs and seven edited volumes. The most recent monography, called “How the Mind Comes Into Being: Introducing Cognitive Science from a Functional and Computational Perspective” was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Also since 2017, Butz has been part of the Humboldt Network.
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