Wirzberger, Maria maria.wirzberger at ife.uni-stuttgart.de
Tue Apr 26 11:33:06 PDT 2022

Dear valued colleagues,

We warmly invite you to our 3rd Workshop on Mental Effort. Please find the details below.

In-Person Workshop: Mental Effort: One Construct, Many Faces?
November 21-22, 2022
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/mental-effort
Twitter: @EffortMental<https://twitter.com/EffortMental>
Contact email: mental.effort.meeting at gmail.com<mailto:mental.effort.meeting at gmail.com>
Organizers: Sebastian Musslick, Maria Wirzberger, Ivan Grahek, and Laura Bustamante

======= Location ============
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

======= Important Dates =======
Registration & Submission of Poster Abstracts: August 26, 2022
Workshop Day 1 (Tutorials): November 21, 2022
Workshop Day 2 (Research Talks): November 22, 2022

======= Call for abstracts =======
Are you working on a project or thesis related to mental effort and want to discuss your ideas? If so, we are inviting you to present a poster during our virtual poster session.
To apply, please submit an abstract (2000 characters) as a part of the registration form:

=======   Scope and Goal of the Workshop =======
We can all feel exhausted after a day of work, even if we have spent it sitting at a desk. The intuitive concept of mental effort pervades virtually all domains of human information processing and has become an indispensable ingredient for general theories of cognition. However, inconsistent use of the term across cognitive sciences, including cognitive psychology, education, human-factors engineering, and artificial intelligence, makes it one of the least well-defined theoretical constructs across fields.
A number of recent approaches lay the foundation for a consensus by offering formal accounts of mental effort. Yet, reaching a multifield-wide consensus on the operationalization of mental effort will require crosstalk between different empirical and computational approaches, including symbolic architectures, non-parametric Bayesian statistics, and neural networks. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to review and integrate these emerging perspectives.
To achieve this goal, we invited experts in these fields to present an accessible summary of their research and allocate ample time for dialogue and audience participation across a full day of hands-on tutorials, a panel discussion, and a poster session.
Key questions of discussion will include (but are not limited to):

  *   What are the experimental phenomena that lay a foundation for theories of mental effort?
  *   What is the common ground in operationalizing mental effort across different domains of cognitive science?
  *   Which modeling approach(es) is (are) best suited to answer which questions regarding mental effort?
The workshop is specifically designed to attract scholars with expertise in different modeling disciplines.

======= Keynote =======
Daniel Kahneman (Princeton University)

======= List of Speakers =======
Danielle Bassett (University of Pennsylvania)
Michael Inzlicht (University of Toronto)
Yuko Munakata (University of California, Davis)
Amitai Shenhav (Brown University)

======= List of Tutorial Instructors =======
Anastasia Bizyaeva (Princeton University)
Hanneke den Ouden (Radboud University)
Michael J. Frank (Brown University)
Andra Geana (Brown University)
Randall O’Reilly (University of California, Davis)
Maria Wirzberger (University of Stuttgart)

Sebastian Musslick, Maria Wirzberger, Ivan Grahek, and Laura Bustamante

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