Cognitive Modeling

Cognitive science aims at understanding how the mind works. It is an inherently complex topic that requires an interdisciplinary approach. Currently, more than 100 research groups in Germany investigate different aspects of cognition such as memory, learning, language, and event-predictive-encodings.

The German Society for Cognitive Science (Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft) is funding a yearly meeting for young researchers in cognitive science. The GK Doctoral Symposium invites researchers from all fields connected to cognitive science in order to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas from different perspectives within the field. It aims at connecting cognitive scientists in Germany and the surrounding area and to promote interdisciplinary collaborations. 

The first edition of the GK Doctoral Symposium was hosted at the University of Tübingen on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2020. We welcomed 27 researchers from 13 different institutions across Germany and Luxembourg, presenting their work on topics such as working memory, consciousness, embedded cognition, computational modelling, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence.

Participants were enthusiastic about the topics and all presentations were met with a lively discussion. Looking forward to the next Symposium in 2021! If you are interested in hosting the next one, please contact Prof. Barbara Kaup (


The schedule is available here.


2020 Organizers:

Francesca Capuano, M.Sc, Gabriela Orellana, M.Sc., Dania Humaidan, M.D, M.Sc.