2018 Erikson Institute Fall Conference for Scientists, Researchers, Scholars, and Clinicians

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

57 Interlaken Road
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
September 29, 2018 at (All day) to September 30, 2018 at (All day)

DUALITY’S END: Computational Psychiatry and the Neuroscience of Representation 

at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA 

Conference Director: Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD

This conference offers an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange between the psychology and neuroscience of representation and the rapidly growing field of computational psychiatry. Ultimately, we seek to better understand the mind-brain connection in health and disease, moving toward an end to the enduring mind-brain dichotomy in the conceptualization and treatment of mental illness. This conference brings together, for the first time, these two important areas of cognitive science and synthesizes their differing perspectives in a way that is clinically meaningful.

The Austen Riggs Center has a long and distinguished history at the interface of cutting-edge theories of the mind and the treatment of individuals with complex psychiatric problems. This conference continues that tradition by uniting disparate voices that promise to dramatically advance mental-health research and treatment.

During three dynamic conference sessions, you will learn from leading clinicians and researchers about the interplay between computational psychiatry and the psychology and neuroscience of representation, with a goal of identifying opportunities for clinical implementation. Keynote talks from influential innovators and leaders in these fields punctuate a weekend of learning and collaboration. Between sessions, you will have the opportunity to enjoy autumn in the Berkshires and participate in yoga classes and other wellness activities offered at Kripalu.

2018 Erikson Institute Fall Conference

Featuring presentations by:

Alan Anticevic, PhDAlan Anticevic, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Co-Director of the Division of Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics (N3), Yale University School of Medicine



Stephen M. Kosslyn, PhDStephen M. Kosslyn, PhD
Dean of Arts and Sciences, Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI); John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William James, Emeritus, Harvard University



Philip Resnik, PhDPhilip Resnik, PhD
Professor, Department of Linguistics and Institute for Advanced
Computer Studies; Affiliate Professor, Computer Science; and
Director, Computational Linguistics and Information Processing
(CLIP) Laboratory, University of Maryland



Paul Thagard, PhDPaul Thagard, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Waterloo;
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Cognitive Science Society,
and Association for Psychological Science




Note: conference registrants' spouses or partners are welcome to register for Kripalu R&R or short classes and workshops during the weekend, along with yoga and meditation. 

Children over the age of 16 are welcome to register for Kripalu R&R as well, but must be accompanied by a parent at all times and may not attend outdoor activities such as hiking or kayaking (unless they are over the age of 18). 

Registration information to come. 

For additional information, please contact Julia Thomas at julia.thomas@austenriggs.net