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Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board's role is to guarantee high standards of research and education at the Department of Cognitive Science, strong international relations of the Department and international recognition of the degrees awarded by the Graduate Program of Cognitive Science at NBU. The main activities of the Board are the following:

  • peer review of educational programs and course syllabi
  • external examination of graduating students
  • visiting lectures at NBU
  • evaluating the candidates for positions at the Department
  • reviewing the research plans of the Department

International Advisory Board Members:

Lawrence Barsalou (Emory University, USA)
Amedeo Cappelli (Institute of Computational Linguistics, CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (Institute of Psychology, CNR, Roma, Italy)
Daniel Dennett (Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)
Ennio De Renzi (University of Modena, Italy)
Charles De Weert (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Jeffrey Elman (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Christian Freksa (Hamburg University, Germany)
Robert M. French (University of Liege, Belgium)
Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Christopher Habel (Hamburg University, Germany)
William Hirst (New School for Social Research, USA)
Joachim Hohnsbein (Dortmund University, Germany)
Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Keith Holyoak (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Mark Keane (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
Alan Lesgold (University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Willem Levelt (Max-Plank Institute of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
James McClelland (Carnegie-Mellon University, USA)
David Rumelhart (Stanford University, California, USA)
Richard Shiffrin (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
Chris Thornton (University of Sussex, Brighton, England)
Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany)
Carlo Umilta' (University of Padova, Italy)
Eran Zaidel (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Rainer Goebel (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Herbert Schriefers (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)