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Causal Inference Symposium, February 16, 2012

By COGS: the Cognitive Science Organization for Graduate Students at Berkeley

5:30 to 8:00 PM      at:  5101 Tolman

Organizers: Mike Pacer and Andrew Critch

Speakers: Andrew Critch, Sarah Wellen, Elizabeth Bonawitz, Anna Waismeyer and Joshua Abbott.


5:30-5:40 Pizza / Weclome
5:40-5:45 Introduction
Mike Pacer, UC Berkeley, Pscyhology
5:45-6:00 Posing causal inference problems
Andrew Critch, UC Berkeley, Mathematics
6:05-6:20 The Philosophy of Causality: A Conversation with Cognitive Science
Sarah Wellen, Carnegie Melon University, Philosophy
6:25-6:40 Pizza / Discussion
6:40-6:55 What kids know about causality: Dispositional agency and causal language facilitate toddlers' causal representations
Elizabeth Bonawitz, UC Berkeley, Psychology
7:00-7:15 Causal reasoning in the domestic dog: Will Pavlov's dogs ring the bell?
Anna Waismeyer, University of Washington, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences
7:20-7:35 Modeling order effects in causal learning
Joshua Abbott, UC Berkeley, Psychology
7:40-8:00 Panel discussion