Keynote Speakers & Program

Keynote speakers & Program


Fabrizio Calzavarini, Università di Torino, Italia (winner of the AISC Young Researcher Prize 2022)

Cristiano Castelfranchi, ISTC, CNR, Roma, Italia 

Ute Schmid, Universitaet Bamberg, Germany

Murray Smith, Kent University, UK

Simone Sulpizio, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italia 

Pascale Willemsen, University of Zurich, Switzerland


Keynotes bios and abstracts


Book of Abstracts 

Abstracts AISC 2023 (271.36 KB)




  Thursday, December 14  
  Aula M 
12.00-13.30 Registration 
13.30-14.00 Welcome: 
President of Aisc, Gustavo Cevolani
14.00-15.00 Murray Smith, Kent University 
"Triangulation Revisited: the Case of Empathy"
chair: Enrico Terrone
  Aula MAula GAula H 
  chair: Daniele Porellochair: Ennio Bilancinichair: Orsola Stancampiano 
15.00-15.20 Ritesh Bansal (Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu, India), "Distinguishing nudge and measures to enhance usability in the context of products’ design and system innovations" [ONLINE]SYMPOSIUM: Exploring Artificial Intelligence with Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Ennio Bilancini, Leonardo Boncinelli, Eugenio Vicario“Chatbot Communication Style in SDGs Conversations”
Valerio Capraro, Roberto Di Paolo, Veronica Pizziol, “Predict-AI-bility of how humans balance self-interest with the interest of others”
Alessandra Zappoli, Lidia Casado Ledesma, Christian Tarchi“Collaborating with ChatGPT in source-based writing: An educational psychology perspective”
SYMPOSIUM: The Artful Mind in a Digital Age 
Enrico Terrone, Marcello Frixione, Nick Young (University of Genoa), “Poetry, Recalcitrance, and GPT-4”
Irene Olivero (University of Genoa), “Artistic Deepfakes: Metaphysics and Semantics” 
Luca Marchetti (University of Genoa), “Ontology of Virtual Reality: Beyond the Physical”
15.20-15.40 Eugenia Polizzi (ISTC-CNR);Biljana Meiske (European University Institute); Amalia Alvarez-Benjumea (Institute of Public Policies and Goods, National Research Council of Spain); Giulia Andrighetto (ISTC-CNR), "Nudging Punishment Against Sharing of Fake News" 
15.40-16.00 Francesca Ferraioli (Univesity of Messina); Chiara Lucifora(University of Bologna); Carmelo Mario Vicario (Univesity of Messina); Giorgio Mario Grasso(University of Messina), "Consumer Preferences Insights from Electrophysiological Measurements in a Virtual Supermarket" 
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break 
  Aula MAula GAula H 
  chair: Davide Serpicochair: Gustavo Cevolanichair: Davide Coraci 
16.30-16.50 Valentina Petrolini (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)), "Diagnosis and Identity: Disentangling the Relationship"Stefano De Giorgis (University of Bologna); Aldo Gangemi (University of Bologna), "Leveraging LLMs to generate value knowledge graphs from natural language"Giulia Piredda (IUSS Pavia), "Photography and social networks: where affectivity meets technology" 
16.50-17.10 Elisabetta Lalumera (University of Bologna); Francesco Ellia (University of Bologna), "Empowering Digital Health Technologies in Mental Health: Addressing Epistemic Injustice with an Optimistic Perspective"Alessandro Bruno (IULM University); Pier Luigi Mazzeo(CNR); Aladine Chetouani (Université d'Orléans, France); Marouane Tliba (University of Orleans); Mohamed A Kerkouri(Université d'Orléans), "Insights into AI Hallucinations from a Large Language Models' Perspective"Ilaria Frana (Università Enna “Kore”); Giulia Bettelli (Università Milano - Bicocca); Erika Spagnolo (Università Enna “Kore”); Francesca Panzeri (Università Milano - Bicocca), "Is a hairbrush more feminine than a toothbrush? A new experimental paradigm to test Linguistic Relativism" 
17.10-17.30Federica Ruzzante (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca); Lorenzo Teresi (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), "A Deep Dive in Italian Adolescents' Digital Life"Matteo Pirisi (IMT Lucca); Riccardo Loconte (IMT Lucca); Chiara Lucifora (University of Bologna); Gustavo Cevolani (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca); Pietro Pietrini (Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca), "Using Virtual Reality to Investigate the Weapon-Focus Effect in Eyewitness Testimony within the Italian Legal Framework"Edoardo Vaccargiu (University of Neuchâtel), "Pragmatic understanding in infants' mind: Addressing the developmental puzzle" 
17.30-17.50 Sara Dellantonio (University of Trento); Luigi Pastore (University of Bari), "The value of philosophy and its role in the cognitive sciences"Roberta Ferrario (ISTC - CNR); Emanuele Bottazzi ISTC - CNR), "Judgements, Definitions and Intrinsic Bias in Large Language Models"Pawel Lupkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan), "Weak points of the Complete Conversation System Claim as an argumentation against the Turing Test" 
17.50-18.50 Pascale Willemsen, University of Zurich 
"Mirror, mirror on the wall: Why blame and praise are not reflections of one another"
chair: Cristina Amoretti
  Friday, December 15  
  Aula M 
9.00-10.20 Book Symposium on Cristiano Castefranchi, A Theory of Tutelary Relationships
Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR), Riccardo Viale (Università Milano-Bicocca), Anna M. Borghi (Sapienza Università di Roma, ISTC-CNR)
Chairs: Giulia Andrighetto, Fabio Paglieri, Luca Tummolini
  Aula MAula GAula H 
  chair: Stefania Pighinchair: Cristina Amorettichair: Marco Viola 
10.20-10.40 Alessandro Bogani (University of Trento); Alessia Caponio (University of Trento ); Katya Tentori (University of Trento); Benjamin Timberlake(University of Trento); Stefania P Pighin (University of Trento), "Amplified Victim Blaming for Blameless Individuals: The Impact of Counterfactual Thinking in Younger and Older Adults"Marco Marini (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca); Mattia Negri (Università Telematica Unimarconi); Fabio Paglieri (ISTC CNR), "Picking your friends is risky business: Emotional impacts of social exclusion and player choice in a Cyberball game with middle school students"Emiliano Loria (UPO); Francesca Memini (Con Cura Studio); Carmela Rinaldi (UPO), "Ageing and new forms of digital proximity through Telecare: behavioural challenges" 
10.40-11.00 Claudia Mazzuca (Sapienza University of Rome); Marta Arcovito(Sapienza University of Rome); Anna M. Borghi (Sapienza University of Rome), "Is water H2O? Differences and similarities in the conceptualization of water across chemists and non-chemists"Guido Cassinadri (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies), "ChatGPT Does not Extend Students’ Cognition: Applying Virtue Epistemology to a Cognitive Artifact in Educational Settings"Davide Coraci (IMT  Lucca)*; Erika Bucci (IMT  Lucca); Alice Chinaia(IMT  Lucca); Giada Lettieri (IMT  Lucca); Afroditi Giannakopoulou(IMT  Lucca); Anil Karabulut (IMT Lucca); Alessandro Pigoni (IMT  Lucca); Marcin Radecki (IMT  Lucca); Federica Ruzzante (IMT Lucca); Erika Sampaolo (IMT  Lucca); Gianluca Sesso (IMT  Lucca ); Lorenzo Teresi (IMT Lucca); Caterina Vannucci (IMT  Lucca); Fabrizio Calzavarini(University of Turin); Gustavo Cevolani (IMT Lucca); Giacomo Handjaras (IMT  Lucca); Luca Cecchetti (IMT  Lucca), "NeuroSynth: A systematic review" 
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break 
  chair: Sara Dellantoniochair: Daniele Porellochair: Cristina Meini 
11.30-11.50 Daniela Altavilla (Roma Tre University); Ines Adornetti (Roma Tre University); Valentina Deriu(Roma Tre University); Alessandra Chiera (Roma Tre University); Francesco Ferretti (Roma Tre University), "First- and third-person narrative modulates neural activation during social cognition task. An ERPs study"Davide Serpico (University of Trento), "Specificity and Generality in Biological and Artificial Intelligence"Federico Bina (University of Genoa); Massimo Reichlin (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University); Sarah Songhorian (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University); Francesca Guma (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University); Elisa Canu (IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute); Elisa Sibilla (IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute); Chiara Tripodi(IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute), "Effects of a moral reasoning intervention on moral justification abilities" 
11.50-12.10 Matteo Michelini (Eindhoven University of Technology); Daniele Vilone (ISTC-CNR); Eugenia Polizzi(ISTC-CNR), "Socially Adaptive Beliefs Drive The Emergence of Minorities of Contrarians"Chiara Lucifora (University of Bologna); Aldo Gangemi (University of Bologna); Claudia Scorolli(University of Bologna), "Attribution of creative skills to human and artificial artists: an online survey"Guido Cassinadri (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies); Marco Fasoli (University of Roma La Sapienza), "A critique of the Argument From Assessment of Capacities: Extended Cognition, Cognitive Disability and Marginalization " 
12.10-12.30 Anna Gerna (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), "Too good to be true? Formation, management and reliability of impressions in online dating"Guendalina Righetti (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano); Claudio Masolo (ISTC-CNR); Pietro Galliani (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria), "Concept Combination in Weighted Logic: an Empirical Study"John Michael (University of Milan), "The Moral Sense" 
  Giulia Andrighetto (ISTC-CNR)*; Luca Tummolini (ISTC-CNR); Eva Vriens (ISTC-CNR), "Risk, Sanctions, and Norm Change: The Formation and Decay of Social Distancing Norms"Martina Bacaro (University of Bologna ); Francesco Bianchini(University of Bologna), "Artificial Intelligence as Expected Intelligence: Evidence from Social Robotics"Selene Arfini (University of Pavia), "The role of values in curiosity: Can we become curious about something even if we don’t care?" 
12.50-14.00 Lunch 
  Aula MAula GAula H 
  chair: Marco Violachair: D. Porello & M. Frixionechair: Tatiana Celadin 
14.00-14.20 Agostino Pinna-Pintor (University of Turin), "The Opacity of Embodiment and its Format-Reuse Solutions"

SYMPOSIUM: Exploring Trustworthy AI 
R. Calegari, "Breaking the bias: Trustworthy AI towards an inclusive and equitable AI ecosystem".
L. Oneto, "Artificial Intelligence: Lights and Shadows of a Shortcut".
G. Primiero, "The role of verification in Trustworthy AI".
A. Tacchella, "Computer-Aided Verification of Neural Networks".



SYMPOSIUM: Behavioral and Cognitive Ecological Economics 
F.L. Dallinger, L. Boncinelli, T. Distefano, “Individual and collective behavior from an ecological economics perspective” 
Tatiana Celadin, “SVO and Reciprocity in Environmental Dilemmas” 
Pietro Guarnieri, “An experiment on ecological restoration” 
Chiara Gioia, "Strategic Ignorance, Mental Accounting, and Voluntary Carbon Offsetting"              Tommaso Luzzati, “Is awareness important to reduce individuals' energy consumption? Evidence from an Immersive Virtual Reality experiment”
14.20-14.40 Andrei I Marasoiu (University of Bucharest), "A multilevel approach to the extended mind" 
14.40-15.00 Harry Drummond (University of Liverpool), "Artistic Value Judgements are Socially Extended Cognitive Processes" 
15.00-15.20 Guido Caccialupi (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Mind and Brain; Freie Universität Berlin Department of Education and Psychology Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging Unit), "Neural Foundations of Prospective Motor Planning: An fMRI Decoding Study of Grip-Force Anticipation" 
15.20-15.40 Liberty Severs (CFCUL), From agents to agency: implications for biological and artificial systems" 
15.40-16.10 Coffee Break 
  chair: Riccardo Baratellachair: Francesco Bianchinichair: Alessandro De Michelis 
16.10-16.30 Camilla Colombo (RWTH Aachen University), "A Decision-Theoretic Approach to Assisted Medical Decision-Making"Silvia Larghi (University of Milano.Bicocca); Edoardo Datteri(University of Milano-Bicocca), "Folk-cognitivist stances towards AI systems"Sofia Livi (Scuola Normale Superiore), "The value of smell, smelling values. A multidisciplinary approach on olfaction" 
16.30-16.50 Darby C Vickers (University of San Diego); Nicholas Smith (Alabama A&M University), "Training Ethical Decision-Making in Autonomous AI: A Virtue-ethics Approach"Jacopo Frascaroli (Università di Torino), "Predictive Processing and Aesthetics: Grounds and Prospects of a New Interdisciplinary Encounter"Marco Facchin (University of Antwerp), "Representation hunger, satiated" 
16.50-17.10 Mariusz Urbanski (Adam Mickiewicz University); Natalia Kawecka (Adam Mickiewicz University), "Deductive competence: it is the semantics of transformation that matters"Giacomo Zanotti (Politecnico di Milano), “Explanation(s), Understanding and Trustworthy AI”Davide Coraci (IMT School Lucca), "Second-order isomorphism: Why cognitive (neuro)scientists should care more about it" 
  Aula M 
17.10-18.10 Ute Schmid, Universitaet Bamberg
"Near-miss Explanations to Teach Humans and Machines"
chair: Daniele Porello
18.10-19.00 General assembly 

Social dinner @ "Mente Locale"

Palazzo Reale, Via Balbi, 8a

  Saturday, December 16  
  Aula M 
9.00-10.00 Fabrizio Calzavarini, Università di Torino
"Rethinking Semantic Grounding"
chair: Davide Serpico
  Aula MAula GAula H 
  chair: Fabio Paglierichair: Cristina Amorettichair: 
10.00-10.20 Alessandro Demichelis (IMT Lucca); Marco Marini (IMT Lucca); Dario Menicagli (IMT Lucca), "The Cognitive Foundations of Antibiotics Resistance: a study on Perception, Knowledge, and Antibiotic Prescriptions"Alessandro Capodici (Università degli Studi di Messina); Carmelo Mario Vicario (Università degli Studi di Messina), "Interoceptive and affective alterations in Body Integrity Dysphoria: An online self-reporting study"  
10.20-10.40 Marco Viola (Roma Tre), Marco Marini (IMT Lucca), Alessandro Ansani (University of Jyväskylä), Fabio Paglieri (ISTC CNR), Alessandro Demichelis, Giovanna Mancini (IMT Lucca), “Real is the new sexy - Sexual visual stimuli are more arousing when believed to be real (photos) than (deep)fake”Giacomo Zanotti (Politecnico di Milano)*; Marco Facchin (University of Antwerp), "Affective artificial agents and the problem of transparency"  
10.40-11.10 Coffee Break 
  chair: Marco Facchinchair: Carlo Proiettichair: Francesco Bianchini 
11.10-11-30 Francesco Ellia (University of Bologna / University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Computational Functionalism and the Neuroscience of Consciousness: A Critical Perspective on Recent Developments in AI and Consciousness"SYMPOSIUM: Argumentation, cognition, computation: eternal golden braid or hopeless tangled mess? 
Pietro Baroni (University of Brescia), "Argumentation in computer science and AI"
Fabio Paglieri (CNR Rome), "The cognitive side of argument: it’s not just about reasoning!"
Serena Villata (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France), "Argumentation and NLP"
Carlo Proietti (CNR - ILC), "Argumentation and opinion dynamics"
SYMPOSIUM: Cognitive Robo-Ethics 2023 
Ilaria Alfieri, Maria Raffa (IULM University, Milan) “Social robots and decision-making. Ethical aspects”
Martina Bacaro (University of Bologna) “Is anthropomorphic language appropriate for robots? A historical debate” 
Stefano Calboli (University of Minho) “Again on the psychological underpinnings of uncanny feelings”
Francesca Ervas (University of Cagliari), Bipin Indurkhya(Jagiellonian University) “Ethical aspects of using lies and ironies in nudging technologies”
11.30-11.50 Caterina Villani (Università di Bologna); Giulia Rambelli(Università di Bologna); Marianna Marcella Bolognesi (Università di Bologna), "Exploring Subordinate Semantic Category Organization in Human and Artificial Cognition" 
11.50-12.10 Gaetano Albergo (independent), "Literature and play the law" 
12.10-12.30 Samrawit Ayele (IMT Lucca); Luca Checchetti (IMT Lucca); Rolf Reber(University of Oslo), "Ingredients for a Good Meme: Cognitive and Emotional Factors of Internet Meme Appreciation" 
  Aula M 
12.30-13.30 Simone Sulpizio, Università di Milano-Bicocca 
"Should I say or should I not - Properties and processing of taboo words"
chair: Filippo Domaneschi
13.30 Closing remarks 


Last update 15 December 2023