When Is a Representation Grounded, for Whom, and How Can We Tell?

October 7, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wisconsin Idea Room 159, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

David Landy

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University

David Landy

As a researcher, how would you define “grounding?” Special guest lecturer David Landy offers a nontraditional take on the subject.

We invite you to hear about Landy’s mathematically-based research on how grounding is best understood not through “real-world experience,” but rather, through cognitive properties, such as economy, simplicity, ease of use and familiarity. Landy also advocates for a grounding approach that allows for reliable predictions and minimal surprises.

Sponsors: SOE Early Career Faculty and WCER