November 7-11, 2010
 
Sunday, November 7
 
16:00-18:30
Arrival and checking-in at Kfar Blum (Pastoral hotel)
18:30-19:30
Dinner
20:00
Welcome reception and opening remarks
 
Monday, November 8
 

7:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-9:30

David Stephens, University of Minnesota
Uncertainty, reliability and the value of experience: a simple framework that unites communication, learning, and phenotypic plasticity

9:30-10:30

Ralph Hertwig, University of Basel
Decisions from experience: learning from small samples

10:30-11:00

Coffee/tea break

11:00-12:00

Luc-Alain Giraldeau, University of Quebec
Time to question the behavioural gambit: learning in frequency-dependent games

12:00-13:00

Joseph Halpern, Cornell University
Algorithmic rationality: game theory with costly computation

13:00-15:00

Lunch (and lunch break)

15:00-16:00

Patrick Bateson, Cambridge University
Learning as a driver of evolution and the evolution of learning

16:00-17:00

Sharoni Shafir, Hebrew University
Normative, descriptive and applied aspects of the cognitive ecology of pollination

17:00-17:30

Coffee/tea break
 

17:30-18:30

Ido Erev, Technion
Decisions from experience and the tendency to rely on small samples

19:00-20:00

Dinner
 

20:00–22:00

Poster session
Tasting of local honeys
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

7:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-9:30

Reuven Dukas, McMaster University
Evolutionary significance of learning in the context of sexual behavior

9:30-10:30

Olof Leimar, Stockholm University
Stimulus categorization and learning by predators: what can the study of the evolution of mimicry in prey tell us?

10:30-11:00

Coffee/tea break
 

11:00-12:00

Yonatan Loewenstein, Hebrew University
Reinforcement learning in professional basketball players

12:00-13:00

Alex Kacelnik, Oxford University
In search of the reinforcer, or State Dependent Valuation Learning and other oddities

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Henrike Hultsch, Freie Universität Berlin
From hearing to singing: bird song as a model for specialized learning systems

15:00- 18:30

Social behaviors in migratory birds (A field trip to Agmon Hahula)

19:00-20:00

Dinner

20:00

Posters, bar, and free evening gathering

 
Wednesday, November 10
 

7:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-9:30

Shimon Edelman, Cornell University
On evolution and learning in linguistic theory, or: Chomsky between Scylla and Charybdis

9:30-10:30

Rufus Johnstone, Cambridge University
Social learning in space and time

10:30-11:00

Coffee/tea break

11:00-12:00

Eldad Yechiam, Technion
Individual differences in risk taking and the role of losses

12:00-13:00

Richard Schuster, Haifa University
Some perspectives on the synthesis from a behavioral psychologist

13:00-15:00

Lunch (and lunch break)

15:00-16:00

Arnon Lotem, Tel-Aviv University
The co-evolution of data acquisition and learning mechanisms: from the cuckoo paradox to cognitive principles

16:00-17:00

Danny Cohen, Hebrew University
Modeling learning failures in changing selection and reinforcement conditions

17:00-17:30

Coffee/tea break

17:30-18:30

Marc Feldman, Stanford University
Social and individual learning: the next generation of models

19:00-20:00

Dinner

20:00-21:00

Concluding remarks and a general discussion

21:00

Posters, Bar, and free evening gathering


Thursday, November 11
 

7:00-8:30

Breakfast

9:30

Optional trip in the area (Golan and the Jordan valley – further details will be posted in a later stage)

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