Me, my Self and I
9 - 16 March 2018
Chairs 2018: Katharina Krämer, Ronald Sladky and Ipke Wachsmuth
IK2018's focus theme is Me, my Self, and I and addresses questions such as: Who am I? Where is my self? What is it like to be me? In doing so, we will address different aspects of self models, self perception, and self consciousness using different epistemic and theoretical approaches in a truly interdisciplinary fashion.
The goal of this year's focus theme is that you can investigate your very own individual concepts of self, subjectivity, and person. It is safe to assume that all our participants have implicit and explicit concepts about who they are. Based on your own and your colleagues' notions (which will be a fascinating blend of intuitions, concepts from folk psychology, empirical facts, theories, and world views) you should be enabled to raise your own research questions, gain understanding about the limitations and blind spots of your models and learn how to find a common language that allows for intersubjective and interdisciplinary discourse.
IK2018 aims to provide an open space for debate and a framework of courses that should enable you to extend your knowledge in various disciplines . They will help you to establish informed opinions about questions pertaining to you, your self, and personhood. More precisely, we will use the perspectives of different disciplines to approach our focus theme:
* Biology, to investigate the evolution and development self models in animals and humans (neurobiology, evolutionary biology)
* Do animals have a self and are they consciously aware of it?
* Where do our selves come from?
* What are the neurobiological correlates of the self?
* What is the scientific basis of artificial self optimization (neuro stimulation and neuro enhancement)?
* Computer science, to see if and how we can create artificial selves and what we can learn from them (artificial intelligence research, robotics)
* How can we implement self models?
* How close are modern AI systems away from becoming self aware?
* Philosophy, to discuss concepts of self models, self perception, and ethics (philosophy of mind, phenomenology, ethics)
* What do we actually mean, when we talk about a self?
* What is the relationship of the self and the body?
* Why does is feel a certain way to have a self?
* How should we treat natural or artiﬁcial selves?
* What is the dependency of my own self model and my perception of reality?
* Clinical disciplines, to investigate what happens when our self models are altered or disrupted by pathologies or unusual states of mind (psychology, psychiatry, pharmacology, neurology)
* What happens to the self in psychiatric disorders, such as depression?
* What happens when our self ﬂoats away during out of body experiences, creative ﬂow or the use of psychotropic substances?
* and Arts, as a form of self expression and source of self reﬂection (music, performance).
Tentative list of courses for IK 2018 online now!!
AC1: Neurobiology of self and embodiment
Marlene BartosLearn More
AC2: Modeling in Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Christoph MathysLearn More
AC3: Advanced Neural Networks
Terry StewartLearn More
AC4: Developmental Robotics
Verena HafnerLearn More
AC5: Philosophy of Predictive Processing
Mog StapeltonLearn More
Till BockemühlLearn More
BC2: Dynamical Systems: a Navigation Guide
Session 1: Part I: Introduction: so many ways to classify models of dynamical systems! – Part II: A zoo of finite-state models: finite-state automata with and without input, deterministic and non-deterministic, probabilistic), hidden Markov models and partially observable Markov decision processes...Instructor:
Herbert JägerLearn More
BC3: Neural Networks and Machine Learning
Barbara HammerLearn More
BC4: Cognitive AI
Tarek BesoldLearn More
BC5: Philosophy of Mind
Wanja WieseLearn More
PC1: Self awareness group
Annekatrin Vetter & Sophia ReulLearn More
PC2: The moving self - moving the self
Elisabeth ZimmermannLearn More
PC3: Myo, Myself and I: Utilizing myoelectric data in user interfaces for hand prostheses and beyond
Alexander Schulz, Cosima Prahm & Benjamin PaaßenLearn More
SC10: Digital Empathy
Paul Mc KevittLearn More
SC5: Self-Consciousness and Intersubjectivity
Kai VogeleyLearn More
SC6: Self and others: Communication (ethology, psychology)
Alexandra GeorgescuLearn More
SC7: Self and future: Optimism Bias (neuropsychology)
Bojana KuzmanovicLearn More
SC8: Me and my brain: Neuroimaging and stimulation
Christian Windischberger & Caroline Di Bernardi LuftLearn More
SC9: Self and social media
Tony VealeLearn More
SC1: Evolution of Self (evolutionary / theoretical biology)
Tobias UllerLearn More
SC2: Embodiment in Robots (robotics)
Tom ZiemkeLearn More
SC3: Selfhood in Animals (biology)
Jennifer Fewell & Jenn E. SmithLearn More
SC4: Networks Computation in Neural Circuits
Julijana GjorgijevaLearn More