Title: False-belief Task and Logic – Mini workshop on formal modeling
Date: Sinterklaas, December 5, 10am – 4pm
Location: ILLC, Science Park 107, room: F.1.15
Description: False-belief tasks play a prominent role in the study of social cognition. They have been designed to track the ability to attribute false-belief, i.e., to recognize that others may have different beliefs about the world. The experimental results are fairly consistent: most normally developing children are unable to pass the tasks until around age four. Acquiring the ability to pass false belief-tasks seems to be a milestone in the development of one’s theory of mind. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have been actively trying to pin down the mental resources responsible for the ability. In parallel, logicians have been recently trying to understand formal and computational aspects of the false-belief reasoning. The workshop will bring together various perspectives on the formal modeling of false-belief tasks.