The Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) conducted the second International Conference on Cognition, Emotion and Action during December 6 – 8, 2013.

Conference attendees

The conference brought together leading researchers from different areas of cognitive science, such as cognitive or computational psychology, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, anthropology. The event speakers include:

  • Guenther Knoblich, Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest
  • Narayanan Srinivasan, the Center for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad University
  • Elisabeth Pacherie, Institut Jean Nicod Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
  • Luiz Pessoa, Department of Psychology University of Maryland, USA
  • Vaughn Becker, Cognitive Science and Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Jesse Prinz, Philosophy, City University of New York
  • Timothy Welsh, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
  • Mark Fenske, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph

The conference saw participation from institutions across the country who presented their work on cognition, emotion and action and other broader themes including attention, perception, memory, learning, and decision making etc. The conference encouraged conversations and ideas over how these cognitive processes are influenced by emotion or action and saw multiple discussions over the nature of emotion, consciousness, and cognition. 

Dr Krishna Miyapuram with Divita Singh, a PhD scholar at CCBS

Poster presentation during the conference

This conference was conceived as a continuation to the earlier International conference on Cognition, Experience and Creativity, which was held during October 29 – 31, 2010.