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11 June 2007, EXPERIMENTS ON LANGUAGE EVOLUTION: From models to empirical observation, Nijmegen

Speaker: Luc Steels
Date: Monday 11 June 2007
Time: 13:00-18:00
Location: Nijmegen

Recently, the subject of language evolution has received more and more interest in almost all fields related to language: from anthropology and cognitive psychology to linguistics and neurobiology. A very original approach to the subject is through experimentation with robots. Considering the present state of research on Artificial Intelligence it is possible, in principle, to program autonomous (even humanoid) robots in such a way that they independently create a communication system grounded in their perceptual experience of the world.

Monday the 11th of June, the NVP presents a masterclass in which both this approach and more classicical experiments with people are discussed. The masterclass will be of interest to PhD students in a broad range of fields. Motivated master students are also welcome. There will be opportunity to present your ideas on the subject and receive individual feedback.

Participation is limited to 30 participants, so be quick to register. For more information, see http://www.psychonomie.nl/nvpmasterclass.

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