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## CfP special issue of TopiCS on "mathematical practice and cognition"

We are pleased to announce that a special issue of Topics in Cognitive
Science (TopiCS) will be devoted to the theme of mathematical pratice and
cognition.
Call for Papers:
Researchers in mathematical practice and cognition are forming
increasingly well-established communities with independent approaches and
methodologies. The aim of this topiCS issue is to establish and strengthen
connections between these and other areas of research, and, where
relevant, to relate work carried out in such arenas to the cognitive
science mainstream. Thus, this interdisciplinary issue aims to present
commonalities and interactions between researchers who investigate how
people do mathematics.
Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Mathematical cognition (mechanisms in the mind for mathematical
thinking, as studied by cognitive scientists, psychologists and
linguists. Examples include embodied cognition, mathematics and
language, metaphors and conceptual blends used in mathematics);
- Perspectives on mathematical practice (observable behaviours, as
analysed by historians and philosophers of mathematics and
mathematicians themselves. Examples include ways in which
mathematical definitions or axioms evolve, the role of analogy in
mathematics, and heuristics for mathematical discovery);
- Social aspects of mathematics (interactions between mathematicians,
or between teachers/students of mathematics, as studied by
sociologists of mathematics, philosophers of informal mathematics
and mathematics educators. Examples include the concept of a
mathematical community, social constructivism as a philosophy of
mathematics, and constructivism in mathematics education);
- AI approaches to mathematical thinking (computational
representations of some of the above mechanisms, techniques and
interactions, produced by AI researchers and cognitive
scientists. Examples include computational models of cognitive or
philosophical theories of mathematical thinking, and developmental
robotics).
Key dates:
Submission: Wednesday: 20th April
Author's Notification: Tuesday: 24th May
Deadline for final camera-ready copies: Friday 24th June
Website:
Please see http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/apease/aisb10/journal.html
for details. Note that this page is under construction and will
change.