PhD Seminars

Our PhD Seminar is a dissertation seminar targeted at PhD students working in the field of the Cognitive Science.


  • Participants will get the chance to present their current work and discuss it intensively with peers from various disciplines.
  • There are no strict content and format restrictions to the presentations. The presenter thus has the opportunity to creatively pick his or her topic and develop the format of the presentation.
  • However, efforts should be focused on enabling in-depth discussions and exchanges of ideas within this multi-disciplinary group of PhD students.
  • Beyond that, in each session there will be some time for the participating PhD community to self-organize (e.g. co-organize speakers for Cognitive Science Talk series according to the emerging interests of the group, etc.), reflect upon the progress of the event series and come up with significant adaptations to the procedure.

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PhD Seminars before 2016

Check out the list of all our CogSci PhD Seminars before 2016.

PhD Seminars before 2016

Name Title of the session Date
Brigitte Römmer-Nossek & Elisabeth Zimmermann "Structures, affordances and constraints" December 15, 2015
Jane Boddy & Peter Rantaša "Elements of Meaning in Art and Sound" December 1, 2015
Soheil Khosravipour "Predictive Coding" November 17, 2015
Thomas Torsney-Weir "Toward more advanced user modeling in visualization design" November 3, 2015
Introduction October 20, 2015
Tobias Schöberl & Hanna Weichselbaum "Empirical approaches to consciousness" June 30, 2015
Peter Rantaša &Christoph Claussen "Voices" & """Concepts of the mechanical mind: functions, computations, automata""" June 23, 2015
Weronika Kalwak &Olga Markic "Challenges to first-person perspective access to pain experience in research and diagnosis" June 2, 2015
Laura Commare & Mario Thaliwitzer "Social determinants of (self-)staging and the readability of images - or what Rick Boss and King Henry VIII. have in common" May 5, 2015
Nicole Rossmanith & Cornell Schreiber "Culture in the Making - Jointly Structuring Multimodal Shared Spaces of Meaning and Action in Early Infant-Caregiver-Object Interactions" & """Thinking Introspect'd! The Microgenesis and Evolution of Mental Models""" April 21, 2015
Dejan Makovec "Intuitions and Problems" April 14, 2015
Elisabeth Zimmermann & Brigitte Römmer-Nossek "Structuring Behavior and the Role of Artifacts" March 17, 2015
Introduction March 10, 2015