Interdisciplinary Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience, Educational Research and Cognitive Modelling

9 March  (5 pm) - 12  March (1 pm) 2011

Venue:
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

Organizing Committee:
Cognitive Neurosciences:    C. Thiel1 & J. Özyurt1
Educational Sciences:          B. Moschner1 & A. Anschütz1
Science Education:                I. Parchmann2 & S. Bernholt2
Computational Modeling:     C. Möbus1 & J. Lenk1
1Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
2Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel, Germany

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Cognitive Neuroscience, Educational Research and Cognitive Modelling

9 March (5 pm) - 12 March (1 pm) 2011

Venue:
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

Organizing Committee:
Cognitive Neurosciences:    C. Thiel1 & J. Özyurt1
Educational Sciences:          B. Moschner1 & A. Anschütz1
Science Education:                I. Parchmann2 & S. Bernholt2
Computational Modelling:    C. Möbus1 & J. Lenk1
1Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
2Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel, Germany

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Keynote Speakers:

      • Prof. Eveline Crone, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Institute of Psychology University of Leiden, The Netherlands
        Developmental changes in cognitive control: evidence from brain and behavior
      • Dr. Roland H. Grabner, Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
        Brain mechanisms of successful mathematics learning <//span>- Abstract
      • Prof. Niels Taatgen, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
        Threaded Cognition, a model of human multitasking - Abstract
      • Prof. Claudia von Aufschnaiter, Institute for Physics Education, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
        Science education and neuroscience - a bridge too far? - Abstract
      • Special talk (in German) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Audimax)
        Prof. Elsbeth Stern, Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
        Capable learners: characteristics and needs of the upper 15% - Abstract

Keynote Speakers:

    • Prof. Eveline Crone, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Institute of Psychology University of Leiden, The Netherlands
      Developmental changes in cognitive control: evidence from brain and behavior
    • Dr. Roland H. Grabner, Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
      Bilingual education and knowledge representation: The case of mathematics
    • Prof. Niels Taatgen, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
      Threaded Cognition, a model of human multitasking
    • Prof. Claudia von Aufschnaiter, Institute for Physics Education, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
      Science education and neuroscience - a bridge too far? - Abstract
    • Special talk (in German) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Audimax)
      Prof. Elsbeth Stern, Institut für Verhaltenswissenschaften, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
      Capable learners: characteristics and needs of the upper 15% - Abstract 

Preliminary Program

March 9, 2011

17:00 – 17:45           Welcome reception
17:45 – 18:00           Opening remarks by Dorothe Poggel (HWK, Delmenhorst)
18:00 – 19:00           Keynote Lecture. Roland Grabner (Zurich, Switzerland):
                                    Brain mechanisms of successful mathematics learning
19:00                         Dinner

March 10, 2011

09:00 – 10:00           Keynote Lecture. Eveline Crone (Leiden, Netherlands):
                                    Developmental changes in cognitive control: evidence from brain
                                    and behavior

10:00 – 10:30          Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00           Session 1: Cognitive Neurosciences

10:30 – 11:00           Felipe Pegado (Gif-sur-Yvette, France):
                                    Literacy breaks the symmetry of alphabetic visual objects
11:00 – 11:30           Daniela Czernochowski (Düsseldorf, Germany):
                                    ERP evidence for the role of cognitive control for the acquisition
                                    and retrieval of episodic information in children and young adults

11:30 – 12:00           NN (Oldenburg, Germany):
                                    The influence of immediate feedback on subsequent learning 
                                    in children
12:00 – 13:00           Lunch

13:00 – 14:30           Session 2: Research on Learning and Instruction
13:00 – 13:30           Andreas Obersteiner (Munich, Germany) & Thomas
                                    Dresler (Würzburg): 
                                    Neural correlates of fraction processing in secondary school students
13.30 – 14:00           Barbara Colombo (Milan, Italy):
                                    The behavioral and neuro-physiological data associated with
                                    the fruition of multimedia products

14:00 – 14.30           Tanja Riemeier (Hannover, Germany):
                                    Connecting neuroscience and experientialism to analyze students’
                                    understanding of complex (biological) phenomena 

14:30 – 15:00           Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00            Poster Session
16:00                          Bus transfer to the keynote lecture of Elsbeth Stern in the
                                     lecture hall of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
17:00 – 18:00           Keynote Lecture. Elsbeth Stern (Zurich, Switzerland):
                                    Capable learners: characteristics and needs of the
                                    upper 15%
(in German)
18:00 – 19:00           Reception in the foyer of the lecture hall,
                                    Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
19:00                          Bus transfer to Bad Zwischenahn
19:30                         Social Evening: Dinner in a restaurant in Bad Zwischenahn
22:30                         Bus transfer to Delmenhorst 

March 11, 2011

09:00 – 10:00           Keynote Lecture. Niels Taatgen (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Threaded Cognition, a model of human multitasking
10:00 – 10:30           Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00           Session 3: Cognitive Modeling
10:30 – 11:00           Marco Ragni (Freiburg, Germany):
                                    Deductive spatial reasoning: Connecting neurological evidence
                                    to cognitive modeling

11:00 – 11:30           Jelmer Borst (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Locating the neural correlates of a multitasking bottleneck:
                                    Analyzing fMRI data on the basis of a computational cognitive model.

11:30 – 12:00           NN   
12:00 – 13:00           Lunch
13:00 – 15:30           Parallel sessions
                                    Session 4: Cognitive Neurosciences and Cognitive Modeling
13:00 – 13:30           Annika Dix (Berlin, Germany):
                                    Mathematical cognition. Psychophysiological correlates,
                                    domain impacts and sources of individual differences

13.30 – 14:00           Ulrike Schild (Hamburg, Germany): 
                                    Learning to read shapes neuronal lexical representations
14:00 – 14.30           Marieke van Vugt (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Trial-by-trial adaptation of decision making performance -
                                    a model-based EEG analysis

14:30 – 15:00           Ludmilla Kleinmann (Paderborn, Germany):
                                    The Cognitive architecture based on biologically inspired memory
15:00 – 15:30           Katja Mehlhorn (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Using a Cognitive architecture to specify and test process
                                    models of decision making

                                    Session 5: Research on Learning and Instruction
13:00 – 13:30           Kathrin Uhlenbrock & Timo Berse (Münster, Germany):
                                    Physical-exercise-intermezzi for improved learning at school
13:30 – 14:00          Kiriaki Mavridou (Göttingen, Germany):
                                    Fit for School: Effects of an evening 4-week parental intervention
                                    program on school performance in relation to sleep in school children

14:00 – 14:30          Tiina Salminen (Munich, Germany):
                                    Working memory training: Transfer effects on executive
                                    control processes 

14:30 – 15:00           Ben Meijering (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Second-order theory of mind in strategic game
15:00 – 15.30           General Discussion
15:30 – 16:00           Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00           NN (Oldenburg, Germany):
                                    Impact of affective and informative feedback on learning in children 
                                    before and after a reattribution training – Results, challenges
                                    and pitfalls of an integrated approach using neuroimaging,
                                    educational research and modeling

17:00 – 19:00           Discussion: How to ensure a fruitful collaboration between the
                                    cognitive neurosciences, research on learning and instruction
                                    and related fields
19:00                         Dinner

March 12, 2011

09:00 – 10:00           Keynote Lecture. Claudia von Aufschnaiter (Gießen, Germany):
                                    Science education and neuroscience - a bridge too far?
10:00 – 10:30           Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00           Panel Discussion
12:00 – 13:00           Lunch

Preliminary Program

March 9, 2011

17:00 – 17:45           Welcome reception
17:45 – 18:00           Opening remarks by Dorothe Poggel (HWK, Delmenhorst)
18:00 – 19:00           Keynote Lecture. Roland Grabner (Zurich, Switzerland):
                                    Brain mechanisms of successful mathematics learning
19:00                         Dinner

March 10, 2011

09:00 – 10:00           Keynote Lecture. Eveline Crone (Leiden, Netherlands):
                                    Developmental changes in cognitive control: evidence from brain
                                    and behavior

10:00 – 10:30          Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00           Session 1: Cognitive Neurosciences

10:30 – 11:00           Felipe Pegado (Gif-sur-Yvette, France):
                                    Literacy breaks the symmetry of alphabetic visual objects
11:00 – 11:30           Daniela Czernochowski (Düsseldorf, Germany):
                                    ERP evidence for the role of cognitive control for the acquisition
                                    and retrieval of episodic information in children and young adults

11:30 – 12:00           NN (Oldenburg, Germany):
                                    The influence of immediate feedback on subsequent learning 
                                    in children
12:00 – 13:00           Lunch

13:00 – 14:30           Session 2: Research on Learning and Instruction
13:00 – 13:30           Andreas Obersteiner (Munich, Germany) & Thomas
                                    Dresler (Würzburg): 
                                    Neural correlates of fraction processing in secondary school students
13.30 – 14:00           Barbara Colombo (Milan, Italy):
                                    The behavioral and neuro-physiological data associated with
                                    the fruition of multimedia products

14:00 – 14.30           Tanja Riemeier (Hannover, Germany):
                                    Connecting neuroscience and experientialism to analyze students’
                                    understanding of complex (biological) phenomena 

14:30 – 15:00           Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00            Poster Session
16:00                          Bus transfer to the keynote lecture of Elsbeth Stern in the
                                     lecture hall of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
17:00 – 18:00           Keynote Lecture. Elsbeth Stern (Zurich, Switzerland):
                                    Capable learners: characteristics and needs of the
                                    upper 15%
(in German)
18:00 – 19:00           Reception in the foyer of the lecture hall,
                                    Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
19:00                          Bus transfer to Bad Zwischenahn
19:30                         Social Evening: Dinner in a restaurant in Bad Zwischenahn
22:30                         Bus transfer to Delmenhorst 

March 11, 2011

09:00 – 10:00           Keynote Lecture. Niels Taatgen (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Threaded Cognition, a model of human multitasking
10:00 – 10:30           Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00           Session 3: Cognitive Modeling
10:30 – 11:00           Marco Ragni (Freiburg, Germany):
                                    Deductive spatial reasoning: Connecting neurological evidence
                                    to cognitive modeling

11:00 – 11:30           Jelmer Borst (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Locating the neural correlates of a multitasking bottleneck:
                                    Analyzing fMRI data on the basis of a computational cognitive model.

11:30 – 12:00           NN
12:00 – 13:00           Lunch
13:00 – 15:30           Parallel sessions
                                    Session 4: Cognitive Neurosciences and Cognitive Modeling
13:00 – 13:30           Annika Dix (Berlin, Germany):
                                    Mathematical cognition. Psychophysiological correlates,
                                    domain impacts and sources of individual differences

13.30 – 14:00           Ulrike Schild (Hamburg, Germany): 
                                    Learning to read shapes neuronal lexical representations
14:00 – 14.30           Marieke van Vugt (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Trial-by-trial adaptation of decision making performance -
                                    a model-based EEG analysis

14:30 – 15:00           Ludmilla Kleinmann (Paderborn, Germany):
                                    The Cognitive architecture based on biologically inspired memory
15:00 – 15:30           Katja Mehlhorn (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Using a Cognitive architecture to specify and test process
                                    models of decision making

                                    Session 5: Research on Learning and Instruction
13:00 – 13:30           Kathrin Uhlenbrock & Timo Berse (Münster, Germany):
                                    Physical-exercise-intermezzi for improved learning at school
13:30 – 14:00          Kiriaki Mavridou (Göttingen, Germany):
                                    Fit for School: Effects of an evening 4-week parental intervention
                                    program on school performance in relation to sleep in school children

14:00 – 14:30          Tiina Salminen (Munich, Germany):
                                    Working memory training: Transfer effects on executive
                                    control processes 

14:30 – 15:00           Ben Meijering (Groningen, Netherlands):
                                    Second-order theory of mind in strategic game
15:00 – 15.30           General Discussion
15:30 – 16:00           Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00           NN (Oldenburg, Germany):
                                    Impact of affective and informative feedback on learning in children 
                                    before and after a reattribution training – Results, challenges
                                    and pitfalls of an integrated approach using neuroimaging,
                                    educational research and modeling.

17:00 – 19:00           Discussion: How to ensure a fruitful collaboration between the
                                    cognitive neurosciences, research on learning and instruction
                                    and related fields
19:00                         Dinner

March 12, 2011

09:00 – 10:00           Keynote Lecture. Claudia von Aufschnaiter (Gießen, Germany):
                                    Science education and neuroscience - a bridge too far?
10:00 – 10:30           Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00           Panel Discussion
12:00 – 13:00           Lunch

The cognitive neurosciences with the rapidly growing field of brain imaging in particular, bear a strong fascination on educators. Though, fruitful connections between the field of neurosciences and educational research are impeded by considerable differences in methods, approaches, levels of analyses, research goals, data, and philosophy.

The international workshop aims to foster the interest of young researchers in interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation between neuroscience and education. In addition to keynote lectures by internationally acknowledged speakers, the four-day meeting will cover sessions with more specialized talks and discussions as well as those with a broader perspective to allow for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientific exchange. Doctoral students and postdocs from the fields of neuroscience, education, science education, and cognitive modeling are encouraged to apply and discuss their research in depth and in small groups with international experts from each of these fields. This could offer a unique opportunity for young scientists to find connections between their own research projects and those in related fields. To ensure a fruitful scientific exchange, all participants are expected to stay for the entire meeting. The conference language will be English.

Workshop Application and Abstract Submission

An application form for participation in the workshop and for abstract submission can be downloaded below. Participants are encouraged to present results of their current research projects or project plans that bear a potential to stimulate cooperation. For each talk or poster, an abstract with a maximum of 500 words should be entered into the application form. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 60. Participants will be selected on the basis of their application form and on their abstract submitted (where applicable). Application deadline is December 15, 2010 (new deadline extension).  Filled and signed forms should be sent to Marion Daniel at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Email mdaniel@h-w-k). 

Notification of Acceptance and Final Abstract Submission

Notification will be send by December 22, 2010. Once your application is accepted, you will receive a registration form from the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg by email with further instructions regarding transfer of conference fees and hotel reservations. In case of admission, you will be additionally requested to submit an extended abstract (1.000 to 2.500 words) that will be published in the HWK series “Hanse Studies” (with ISBN code). As we set a high value on a fruitful disciplinary and interdisciplinary exchange, each talk is provided with 20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion. The final program will be available in February 2011.

Workshop Fee and Student Grants

The workshop fee for participants amounts to 100,- €, which covers three nights in a hotel, daily shuttle service from the hotel to the conference site, daily lunch and dinner, snacks and drinks during the conference breaks, and workshop material. Note, that travel costs are not included in the workshop fee. PhD students who rely on financial support may apply for a grant by additionally sending a letter of motivation and details on current funding (Application deadline for grants is February 1, 2011). Financial support further requires a high-quality abstract to be submitted. 

Further information can be obtained from: jale.oezyurt[at]uni-oldenburg.de

The cognitive neurosciences with the rapidly growing field of brain imaging in particular, bear a strong fascination on educators. Though, fruitful connections between the field of neurosciences and educational research are impeded by considerable differences in methods, approaches, levels of analyses, research goals, data, and philosophy.

The international workshop aims to foster the interest of young researchers in interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation between neuroscience and education. In addition to keynote lectures by internationally acknowledged speakers, the four-day meeting will cover sessions with more specialized talks and discussions as well as those with a broader perspective to allow for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientific exchange. Doctoral students and postdocs from the fields of neuroscience, education, science education, and cognitive modeling are encouraged to apply and discuss their research in depth and in small groups with international experts from each of these fields. This could offer a unique opportunity for young scientists to find connections between their own research projects and those in related fields. To ensure a fruitful scientific exchange, all participants are expected to stay for the entire meeting. The conference language will be English.

Workshop Application and Abstract Submission

An application form for participation in the workshop and for abstract submission can be downloaded below. Participants are encouraged to present results of their current research projects or project plans that bear a potential to stimulate cooperation. For each talk or poster, an abstract with a maximum of 500 words should be entered into the application form. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 60. Participants will be selected on the basis of their application form and on their abstract submitted (where applicable). Application deadline is December 15, 2010 (new deadline extension).  Filled and signed forms should be sent to Marion Daniel at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Email mdaniel@h-w-k). 

Notification of Acceptance and Final Abstract Submission

Notification will be send by December 22, 2010. Once your application is accepted, you will receive a registration form from the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg by email with further instructions regarding transfer of conference fees and hotel reservations. In case of admission, you will be additionally requested to submit an extended abstract (1.000 to 2.500 words) that will be published in the HWK series “Hanse Studies” (with ISBN code). As we set a high value on a fruitful disciplinary and interdisciplinary exchange, each talk is provided with 20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion. The final program will be available in February 288.

Workshop Fee and Student Grants

The workshop fee for participants amounts to 100,- €, which covers three nights in a hotel, daily shuttle service from the hotel to the conference site, daily lunch and dinner, snacks and drinks during the conference breaks, and workshop material. Note, that travel costs are not included in the workshop fee. PhD students who rely on financial support may apply for a grant by additionally sending a letter of motivation and details on current funding (Application deadline for grants is February 1, 288). Financial support further requires a high-quality abstract to be submitted. 

Further information can be obtained from: jale.oezyurt[at]uni-oldenburg.de