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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS SINCE 2001

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2016

 “Variations in how people understand everyday concepts: Intensions and extensions.” Keynote address to Experimental Philosophy as Applied Philosophy. The 2016 Ratio Conference and 7th Annual Conference of Experimental Philosophy Group UK. University of Reading, April.

2015

 “Moral Dynamics in Everyday Life: How Does Morality Evolve in Time?” 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, July (with A.Barque-Duran, E.M.Pothos, & J.M.Yearsley)

“Diagnosticity: Some Theoretical and Empirical Progress”. 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, July (with J.M.Yearsley, E.M.Pothos, & A.Barque-Duran)

 “Gender and Generics: What makes a gender-specific generic sentence true?” European and Asian-Pacific Cognitive Science conference EAPCogSci2015, Torino, September (Joint poster with A.Passanisi)

 “Individual variation in concepts: a disconnect between intensions and extensions”. Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, November (with A.Passanisi).

“The Triangle Inequality Constraint in Similarity Judgments”. Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology. Newport Beach, CA., July. (with J.M.Yearsley, A.Barque-Duran, E.M.Pothos, & E.Scerrati).

2014

 “Psychology, Linguistics and Philosophy – three views of concepts”. Keynote speaker at mid-term meeting of the Italian Association for Cognitive Science, Enna Sicily, March.

  Discussant at final Eurounderstanding Conference, Lisbon, May.

“Intonational stress and disambiguation of compounds”. Poster presented at Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, May.

 “Concepts and Creativity". Invited speaker, International Symposium of Academic Lecturers and Professors - Section Cognition, Learning and Teaching, University of Rome, October

 “Individual differences in concepts – intension and extension”. Eurocores final workshop “Eurounderstanding. Understanding and Misunderstanding: Cognition, Communication and Culture.” Tallin, Estonia, October.

2013

  “Context Effects in Conceptual Categorization”. Eurocores programme second workshop “Eurounderstanding. Understanding and Misunderstanding: Cognition, Communication and Culture.” Trondheim, Norway, June.

 “Disambiguating NN combinations with left/right stress”. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, July (Joint poster with D.Heussen, Z.Argel & H.Kanbi).

“Composition and Prototype Concepts”. Keynote speaker at conference: Concept composition and experimental semantics/pragmatics. Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, September.

 “Knowledge Biases Recall Over the Short Term: Familiar Objects and Faces.” Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, November (Joint poster with M.Poirier, S.Tasnim & D.Heussen).

2012

 “Second order vagueness and the stability of  ‘definitely’ judgments”.Workshop on Vagueness in Language, Reasoning and Cognition, Amsterdam, January

 Discussant and participant. Eurocores programme second workshop “Eurounderstanding. Understanding and Misunderstanding: Cognition, Communication and Culture.” Stockholm, May.

 “Similarity and Categorization”. Keynote speaker at 15th Annual Meeting of Organizational Ecologists, Copenhagen Business School, July.

“Concepts from Three Perspectives”. Symposiast at annual meeting of European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, London, August.

“Adopting stereotypical points of view about gender-based social categories”. Eurocores programme third workshop: Coordination and Disagreement across Perspectives. Lisbon, September.

 “The reliability of being 100% sure. Differences between epistemic and non-epistemic uncertainty.” Workshop on Deciding under Non-Epistemic Uncertainty, University of Freiburg, Germany, October.

“More Known Unknowns: Familiarity and Memorability moderate the Rumsfeld Effect”.  Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, November.

“Knowledge Biases Recall Over the Short Term: Familiar Objects and Faces.” Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, November (Joint poster with M.Poirier, L.Taylor & D.Heussen).

2011

“An effect of semantic memory on immediate memory in the visual domain”. European Cognitive Science Society Conference, Sofia, May (with D.Heussen, M.Poirier & S.Aldrovandi).

“Similarity and conceptual representations”. Workshop on Similarity. Oxford University, September.

Discussant and participant. Eurocores programme “Eurounderstanding. Understanding and Misunderstanding: Cognition, Communication and Culture.” Malmö, Sweden, October.

“Generics as reflecting conceptual knowledge”. Workshop Genericité: Interpretation et Usages, III: Généricité: de la morphologie à la cognition. Paris, December

2010

“Vagueness in Category Judgments”. Atelier on Vagueness and Similarity, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, May.

“Measuring concepts”. Atelier on Sounds, Music and Soundscapes, INCAS/Laboratoire d’Acoustique et Musique, Paris, June.

“Intonation Stress and the Disambiguation of NN Compounds”. Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, St Louis. November (with D.Heussen).

 “Object knowledge biases memory over the short term for object size.” Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, St Louis. November (Poster with M.Poirier, D.Heussen, & S.Aldrovandi).

“Measures of similarity in categorisation research in cognitive psychology”. Third LAM/INCAS3 workshop on Free sorting tasks and measures of similarity. Paris, November (with D.Dubois).

2009

“Conceptual combination – logic and creativity in combining ideas.” Workshop Internazionale “Semantic integration, conceptual combination: interdisciplinary perspectives”. University of Catania, Sicily, Cognitive Science, April.

“Locating concepts: the role for prototypes”. Concepts, Consciousness and Attention, Workshop at University of Bristol, Philosophy, June.

“The modifier effect: Default inheritance in complex noun phrases.” 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, July. (Paper with M.Jönsson & A.Passanisi).

“When prototypes are not best: Judgments made by children with autism”. British Psychological Society Developmental Psychology Section Conference, Nottingham, Sept. Poster with C.Molesworth and D.M.Bowler.

“Are Jungle Ravens Birds? How Atypical Modifiers Create Doubt in Generic Sentences”. Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, November. (Paper with A.Passanisi & M.Jönsson).

“Negative premises in category based induction”. Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, November. Poster with D.Heussen

2008

“Concepts in the world, in society, and in the head.” Workshop on Psychology and Philosophy of Concepts, University of California at Berkeley, March.

The Rumsfeld Effect: When we reliably know that we don't know”. Experimental Psychology Society, Cambridge, April. (Paper with B. Aina, J.M.Andersson, P.Gorasia and S.Parmar.)

The Modifier Effect in generic sentences: Evidence for prototype inheritance.” Experimental Psychology Society, Cambridge, April. (Poster with A.Passanisi and M.C.Jönsson).

“Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns: When people are sure that they are unsure.” Workshop on Cognitive Framing and Strategy Making, Helsinki, May. (Paper with B. Aina, J.M.Andersson, P.Gorasia and S.Parmar.)

“Ways of explaining properties”. 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington DC, July. (Paper with D.Heussen).

“Typicality and vagueness”. Atelier on Philosophical and Psychological studies of Vagueness, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, November.

“The Rumsfeld Effect: the unknown unknown”. Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, November.

2007

“Imagery and the Interpretation of Ambiguous Noun-Noun Combinations”. Third Meeting of the European Cognitive Science Society, Delphi Greece, May. (Paper with D.Francis & G.Robson.)

“Emeralds are precious because they are rare”. Third Meeting of the European Cognitive Science Society, Delphi Greece, May. (Paper with D.Heussen).

“Effect of instructions to visualize on interpretation of novel ambiguous noun-noun phrases”. Joint meeting of the Cognitive Science Society and the Experimental Psychology Society, Edinburgh, July. (Paper with D.Francis & G.Robson.)

2006

"Stability in Concepts and Evaluating the Truth of Generic Statements." Cognitive Science Conference on Mass Terms and Generics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, February.

"The Influence of Conceptual Coherence on the Plausibility of Property Explanations." Poster with D.Heussen presented at the Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Houston TX, November

"Essentialist Beliefs about Basic and Superordinate Level Categories." Poster with C.L.Simmons, presented at the Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Houston TX, November

2005

“Comparative Judgment in Colour Categories”.  (Paper with C.L.Simmons & Z.Estes) European Congress of Psychology, Granada Spain. July.

"Psychological approaches to perceptual categorisation". Le Sensolier: Catégorisation et categories: des théories cognitives aux pratiques en evaluation sensorielle. Paris, October.

"Effects of noun modification on the plausibility of attribute information". (Paper with M.L.Jönsson) Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, November.

2004

“Typicality and Compositionality: The logic of combining vague concepts”. New Aspects of Compositionality, Sorbonne/ENS Paris June.*

“Feature dependence in Prototype Concepts – evidence on natural kinds”.  Third Leuven Workshop on Concepts and Categories, Leuven, July.*

“Feature dependence in Natural Concepts”. Annual meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group, Ghent, September.*

“Reasons for Vagueness”.  Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, November.

2003

“Typicality and Vagueness”. Workshop on Conceptual Spaces and Categorization.  Lund, Sweden, June.*

“Feature Independence in Natural Categories”. (Paper with C.L.Simmons). Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, November.

2002

Invited discussant.  Workshop on Conceptual functioning in Autism.  Cambridge, March.*

"Demonstrating a conclusion typicality effect in category-based induction". ESRC seminar series Object Recognition and Categorization. London, April.

Invited discussant, and chair.  British Academy/ Novartis workshop on Conceptual knowledge: developmental, biological, functional and computational accounts. London June.*

"A conclusion typicality effect in category-based induction". (Paper with I.Kempff-Andersen). European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Lyon, July.

"Conclusion typicality affects category-based induction". (Paper with I.Cannon). Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, November.

 2001

“Abstraction in Concept Representation”  Meeting of Atelier ACI Cognitique at the Ministre de la Recherche, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, January. *

"Concepts and Categories - Future Prospects".  Workshop on Future Directions in Cognitive Psychology.  Hothorpe Hall, Open University, February. *

"Imagining the Impossible". (Paper with A.Green and Z.Estes). Cognitive Science Society Meeting, Edinburgh, August.

"Comparative Color Judgments".  (Paper with Z.Estes). Annual Convention of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando Florida, November.

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