29-30.10.2010 Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf

Roy-Lichtenstein-Saal (22.01.2C) 

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Scientific and Organizing Committee:
Markus Werning (Ruhr University Bochum)
Jürgen Zielasek (LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf - Kliniken der Heinrich-Heine Universität)
Michela Tacca (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf)

Scientific Program:


11.30-12.20 Reception


12:20-13.25 Gerhard Schurz (U. Düsseldorf)

Modular and Universal Component in Human Reasoning


13.25-13.55 Coffee break


13.55-15.00 Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (U. Marburg)

Modularity and Language: Cross-Linguistic Considerations


15.00-15.30 Coffee break


15.30-16.35 Markus Werning (U. Bochum)

The Meanings in the Head: Compositional, Non-Symbolic, and Non-Modular?


16.35-17.40 Peter Hagoort (MPI & Donders Institute, Nijmegen)

The Modular Ghost in the Recurrent Connection Machine:
Where is the Modular Mind in a Brain full of Recurrent Connectivity?



10.00-10.20 Juergen Zielasek (LVR-Klinikum, U. Düsseldorf)

Introduction: Modularity in Psychiatry and Neurology


10.20-11.00 Willem de Haan (Vu Amsterdam)

Functional Brain Modularity in Alzheimer's Disease

11.00-11.20 Coffee Break


11.20-12.00 Wolfgang Wölwer (U. Düsseldorf)

Are there any Module-Specific Treatments yet? The Case of Cognitive Rehabilitation in Schizophrenia


12.00-13.00 Lunch


13.00-13.40 Michela Tacca (U. Düsseldorf)

The (semi) modularity and Content of Perception

13.40-14.00 Coffee Break


14.00-15.00 Luca Surian (U. Trento)

The Modularity of Mind-Reading

15.00-16.00 Clark Barrett (UCLA)

Modularity: The View from Evolutionary Psychology


Participation is free, but registration by email to 
Michela Tacca is kindly requested because of limited seating in Lecture Hall 2C.

Conference dinner:
Friday 29, at 19:30. Restaurant: zum Trompeter, Fuerstenwall 66. The cost of the dinner is Euro 30.

How to reach us:
From D
üsseldorf main train station take the tram 707 direction Universität and get off at the last stop (Uni Ost/Botanischer Garten). You can find a map of the campus here.