DUALITY’S END: Computational Psychiatry and the Cognitive Science of Representation

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

57 Interlaken Road
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
September 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM to September 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM

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

Register now for the 2018 Fall Conference.

at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA 

Conference Director: Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD

This conference is generously sponsored by Bill and Deborah Ryan.

This conference offers an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange between the psychology and cognitive science 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 cognitive science 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 Overview

Featuring presentations and panel discussions by:View the entire schedule for the 2018 Erikson Institute Fall Conference.

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



Sarah Fineberg, MD PhD, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine




Stephen M. Kosslyn, PhD
Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer, 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



Call for Conference Poster Session Applications

Applications accepted now through August 1, 2018 (notification by August 15, 2018)

QualificationsCandidates should be interested in the cognitive sciences, psychiatric applications, and/or synthesis of the two. Multidisciplinary approaches with translational potential are essential for the resolution of complex mental illnesses, and we hope to recognize projects that adopt such approaches. We are especially interested in efforts to bridge insights about the brain and the mind.

Scholarship OpportunityPoster session applicants who are graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, or trainees engaged in research are encouraged to apply to become an Austen Riggs Scholar in Computational Psychiatry & Representation, which includes an honorarium, conference registration, travel and lodging to attend the conference, and the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions with the conference speakers and organizers.

All presenters will display their work and answer questions from people attending the poster session during the conference. Candidates for the poster session only should complete sections 1-3 of the application form, while candidates for the poster session and scholarship should complete all sections.

Apply for the 2018 Fall Conference poster session and/or scholarship opportunity.

The 2018 Austen Riggs Center Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media will be awarded in conjunction with this conference.

Note: conference registrants' spouses or partners are welcome to register for Kripalu R&R—a variety of workshops and guided outdoor activities, yoga and meditation classes, and access to our amenties including sauna, fitness room, walking and hiking trails, and more. 

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). 

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

Register now for the 2018 Fall Conference.