UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal Faculté des sciences humaines
Cognitives Sciences Institute

General information

  • Our kenote conference ( Vinod Goel, Neuroscience and Reasoning: Is there a Module in the Brain for Reasoning?), monday at 7:30 p.m. will be free.
  • Participants who want to attend to only a few days can now do so. You just need to register on-line, and come the day you wish to attend to with your proof of registration to get your badge.
  • The 24th of June and 1st of July are hollidays in Québec. UQAM will be closed. The only entrance will be through 315 Ste Catherine Street East (across the street from our regular entrance). Don't forget your nametag!



Theme of the Summer Institute: Reasoning. Reasoning is an important component of human cognitive ability, and, as such, it is investigated by an extremely broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary endeavors. Many leaders in this field will present their work at our 2016 Summer School across a variety of themes. These include: recent developments in formal logic for modeling human reasoning; experimental work on human heuristics, biases and fallacies; computational modeling and simulation of reasoning; neuronal foundations of reasoning; reasoning and cognition; cognitive architectures; reasoning in embodied and distributed cognition; reasoning and perception; reasoning and memory; reasoning and language; reasoning and evolution; logic and computation; teaching and learning logic and argumentation; reasoning and intelligent tutoring systems; and creative inferences, analogies, induction and abduction.

Dates: June 20th to July 1st 2016

Organisers: Serge Robert and the Institut des Sciences Cognitives.

Language: Owing to its international character, the Summer Institute will be held entirely in English.

The Institute is intended for:

  • graduate and post-graduate students from the participating disciplines: psychology of reasoning, neuroscience, logic and rationality theory, philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences, artificial intelligence and automated reasoning, intelligent tutoring systems and educational technologies, education, linguistics and language acquisition
  • faculty members, scholars, and professionals from these disciplines.

Academic activities: Content will be presented through lectures, group discussions, and poster sessions.

Materials: All participants will receive the following:

  • a summary of each lecture,
  • a course package of complementary articles for each of the lectures.

Academic credit: For students who wish to take part in the Summer Institute for credit, click here.


  • Vinod Goel (York University)
  • Serge Robert (UQAM)
  • Ruth M. J. Byrne (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Geoffrey Goodwin (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Henry Markovits (UQAM)
  • David Over (Durham University, UK)
  • David A. Lagnado (University College London)
  • Jonathan Evans (Plymouth University, UK)
  • Linden Ball (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
  • Valerie Thompson (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Valerie Reyna (Cornell University)
  • Wim de Neys (CNRS and Université de Paris-Descartes)
  • Jean-François Bonnefon (Toulouse School of Economics)
  • Guy Politzer (Institut Jean Nicod, ENS, Paris)
  • Ulrich Furbach (Koblenz Universität)
  • Keith Stenning (University of Edinburgh)
  • Michiel van Lambalgen (University of Amsterdam)
  • Malte Willer (University of Chicago)
  • Oliver Roy (Universität Bayreuth)
  • Yves Bouchard (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Paul Thagard (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Guillaume Beaulac (Concordia University)
  • Craige Roberts (Ohio State University)
  • Jonathan Ginzberg (Université de Paris-Diderot)
  • Matthew Stone (Rutgers University)
  • Kristen Syrett (Rutgers University)
  • Manne Bylund (Stockholm University)
  • Sangeet Khemlani (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.)
  • Ron Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York)
  • Terrence C. Stewart (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Noah D. Goodman (Stanford University)
  • Jennifer Trueblood (Vanderbilt University)
  • Jean-Yves Béziau (Universidade Federal Rio de Janeiro)
  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes (University of Groningen)
  • Marco Ragni (Freiburg Universität)
  • Joseph Halpern (Cornell University)
  • Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran (Ohio State University)
  • Sheila McIlraith (University of Toronto)
  • Ian Horrocks (Oxford University)
  • Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio)
  • Helen de Cruz (University of Amsterdam)
  • Paula Quinon (Lund University)
  • Susanne Lajoie (McGill University)
  • Roger Azevedo (North Carolina State University)
  • Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer (Maastricht University)
  • Tassos. A. Mikropoulos (University of Ioannina, Greece)
  • J. M. De Jong (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Janet L. Kolodner (Georgia Tech. & The Concord Consortium, Concord MA)
  • Beverly Woolf (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Monique Grandbastien (Université de Lorraine)
  • Cristina Conati (University of British Columbia)
  • Roger Nkambou (UQAM)


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