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11th Annual Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium

Computational Psychiatry: From Mental Circuits to Mental Illness
Friday, March 24, 2023
3:00-5:00 PM
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The 11th anniversary Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium will take place at the Michigan League Ballroom and via Zoom on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2023. The theme of the symposium is "Computational Psychiatry: From Mental Circuits to Mental Illness."

Psychiatry has long emphasized lists of signs and symptoms for categorizing, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders. However, the inner workings of the mind/brain that produce and explain these signs and symptoms have remained obscure. The 2023 Weinberg Symposium examines “Computational Psychiatry”, an upstart field that aims to revolutionize psychiatry by addressing this gap. Theorists in this new field build computational models that explain in a step-by-step way how the mind/brain performs key mental functions, and they then demonstrate how signs and symptoms of mental disorders arise from altered “parameter settings” of these models. The Symposium features five leading theorists in computational psychiatry who will present their latest research on topics including delusional belief in schizophrenia and negativity bias in depressive disorders. The Symposium offers a chance to hear about the promise (as well as the pitfalls) of computational psychiatry—a field that has the potential to transform the way we understand mental illness.

Friday, March 24th
3:00-4:00 pm Keynote
Prediction, Perception and Unshared Realities:
Understanding Psychosis Through Computational Psychiatry
Paul Fletcher (Cambridge)

4:00-5:00 pm Reception

Saturday, March 25th
9:50-10:00 am Opening Remarks

10:00-10:50 am Ten Years of Bayesian Theories of Autism: What Have We Learned?
Peggy Seriès (University of Edinburgh)

11:00-11:50 am Emotions as Computations
Eran Eldar (Hebrew University)

12:00-1:20 pm Lunch

1:30-2:20 pm A Social Neuroscience Approach Towards Computational Psychiatry
Xiaosi Gu (Mt. Sinai)

2:30-3:20 pm Does Neural Miscomputation Explain Mental Disorders?
Matteo Colombo (Tilburg University)

3:30-4:30 pm Panel Discussion
Building: Michigan League
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Cognitive Science, Computational Psychiatry, Free
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, Department of Philosophy
Upcoming Dates:
Friday, March 24, 2023 3:00-5:00 PM