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 will be hosted at the University of Tübingen on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2020. We will have 24 researchers from 13 different institutions presenting their work on topics such as working memory, consciousness, embedded cognition, computational modelling, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence.

The schedule is available here.

Attendance is free of chanrge. If you wish to attend the symposium presentations, please fill in the following form.


If you are interested in hosting the Doctoral Symposium in 2021 please contact:

Prof. Barbara Kaup (