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Workshop on Studying Mathematics Cognition in a Cybernetic Age

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Workshop on Studying Mathematics Cognition in a Cybernetic Age
Organized by Marcel Danesi and Dragana Martinovic, Directors of the Fields’ Cognitive Science Network

Place: The Fields Institute, room 230
Time: 9am-4pm, November 12, 2019

Tentative Program:
9am-9:30am Coffee and introductions
9:30am-12:00pm Morning session
1. Bob Logan: A topology of the mind: How math cognition led to the spoken word.
2. John Mighton: Solving the problem of equality: Using evidence to close the achievement gap in mathematics
3. Vitaly Kiryushchenko: Why do mathematicians need diagrams? Peirce’s “Existential Graphs” and the idea of immanent visuality
4. Walter Whiteley: Decline in mathematical cognition in aging
5. Stacy Costa: Misconceptions and graphical literacy: How students inform their STEM knowledge beliefs
6. Gila Hanna: Automated theorem proving and human mathematical reasoning.

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm -4:00pm Afternoon session
1. Marcel Danesi and Dragana Martinovic: How is mathematics cognition affected by the cybernetic age? (Debate)
2. Dahlia Fisch, Elizabeth Loew, and Ed Bierstone: Springer’s and Fields Institute’s roles in studying mathematics cognition
3. Future Projects for the Study of Mathematics Cognition
4:00pm Adjournment

For further information, please visit the event page: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/19-20/math-cognition.

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