Workshop Perception and Action, March 30 - June 4, 2010

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Workshop Perception and Action

DFG-Forschergruppe 560 "Wahrnehmung und Handlung"
Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation (Transcoop program)

Giessen University, Rauischholzhausen Castle
May 30 - June 4, 2010

Schedule for Thursday

Thursday morning: Imitation and the mirror system

09:00 - Ferdinand Binkofski (Lübeck) Object affordances and the mirror neuron system.

09:45 - Ricarda Schubotz (Köln) Actions as predictable events.

10:30 - Coffee break

11:00 - Harold Bekkering (Nijmegen) A developmental neurocognitive view on the understanding of other's actions .

11:45 - Jörn Munzert (Giessen) The action observation network for observing own and others' movements.

Thursday afternoon: Haptics and vision

14:00 - Roberta Klatzky (Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh) From Action to Perception and Back Again.

14:45 - Massimiliano Di Luca (MPI Tübingen) Visual-haptic perception of compliant materials.

15:30 - Coffee break

16:00 - Wouter Bergmann Tiest (Utrecht) Haptic perception of material properties.

16:45 - Knut Drewing (Giessen) The contribution of exploratory movement to haptic perception.

Thursday evening: Dinner banquet