16th International Summer School


Cognitive Science

NBU, Sofia, July 6-23, 2009






Week 1: July 6-12

Michael Spivey (Cornell University, USA) Embodied Cognition

Edward Necka (Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland) Individual Differences in Cognitive Processes

David C. Noelle (University of California, Merced, USA) Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Week 2: July 13-18

Rob Goldstone (Indiana University, USA) - Collective Behavior

Boicho Kokinov (New Bulgarian University) Analogy and Cognition

Week 3: July 19-23

Adele Diamond (University of British Columbia, Canada) Prefrontal cortex executive functions: Genetic and environmental influences and clinical implications

Roger Thompson (Franklin & Marshall College, USA) Comparative Approaches to Cognition: Knowing Other Animal Minds

Cynthia Sifonis (Oakland University, USA) Creative Cognition in Real and Virtual Worlds

NEW   Photos from the summer school 






Participant Symposium


In addition to the courses, the participants can present their own doctoral projects and or results from their research. Submit a two page abstract by April 30th.


2nd Analogy Conference


Participants in the Summer School will have the unique chance to participate in the 2nd Analogy Conference without further costs. All main researchers in the field will be presenting at that conference.


Participation and Fees


Organised by the New Bulgarian University

Endorsed and Sponsored by:



Application deadline: May 1st, 2009

Scholarship available, kindly provided by the Cognitive Science Society. Click here to apply.


New Bulgarian University

Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science

e-mail: school@cogs.nbu.bg

Web page: http://nbu.bg/cogs/events/ss2009.html