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30 - 31 August 2019, Workshop "Computational approaches in language and music cognition research", Cologne, Germany

Date: 30 - 31 August 2019
Location: Cologne, Germany

Investigating language and music in the field of cognitive science means studying them as (computational) neurocognitive systems, i.e., information processing systems in the mind/brain. Thus, language and music cognition research deals with the following questions:
- What is computed in the mind/brain and why?
- How is a particular computation realized in terms of algorithms or neural implementation?

Formal-mathematical theory of language and music mainly contributed to the former question, while computer simulations of cognitive and neural processes rather tackled the latter question. The current workshop discusses different computational approaches and aims at clarifying the role of computational modelling to advance mechanistic explanations to language and music cognition. The workshop also aims at fostering computational thinking as a core competence enabling interdisciplinary communication and welcomes students and researchers interested in modelling cognition of music and language.

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