The New Bulgarian University is announcing the 15th Summer School in Cognitive Science which will be held from June 30 till July 19, 2008 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The summer school offers advanced courses for graduate students and young researchers in a variety of areas, including psychology, neurosciences, linguistics, cognitive modeling, and philosophy. The lecturers include famous researchers like Magaret Boden, Paul Smolensky, Geraldine Legendre, Terry Regier, Brad Schlaggar, Eve Clark, Herbert Clark, Jeffrey Elman.


Application deadline: January 31st, 2008

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 15th International Summer School


Cognitive Science

NBU, Sofia, June 30 – July 19, 2008



Margaret Boden (University of Sussex, UK) – Creativity and Computers

Paul Smolensky (Rumelhart Prize Winner for 2005, John Hopkins University, USA) – Explaining Grammatical Competence and Performance in an Integrated Connectionist/Symbolic Computational Architecture

Geraldine Legendre (John Hopkins University, USA) – Optimal Morphosyntax and Its Acquisition

Bradley Schlaggar (Washington University at Saint Louis, USA) – Cognitive Neuroscience Investigation of Typical and Atypical Development

Terry Regier (University of Chicago, USA) – Language and Thought

Boicho Kokinov (New Bulgarian University) – Analogy and Cognition

Eve Clark (Stanford University, USA) – Acquisition of Meaning

Herbert Clark (Stanford University, USA) – Using Language

Jeffrey Elman (Rumelhart Prize Winner for 2007, University of California at San Diego, USA) – Connectionist Models of Language Processing



Organised by the New Bulgarian University

Endorsed by the Cognitive Science Society

Sponsored by European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP)

Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University, 21 Montevideo Str. Sofia 1618  phone: (+3592) 8110-401 e-mail: