Cognitive Collisions 2023

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th edition of the Cognitive Collisions conference, organized by the students of Cognitive Science at the University of Warsaw. During the two days of the conference, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with research papers on various fields related to cognitive science. These will include presentations on linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, philosophy, neurobiology, and computer science. Additionally, as every year, there will be a chance to listen to our special guests’ talks.

Cognitive Collisions is an open conference! Therefore, we warmly invite undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students from other faculties or academic units whose work fits into the interdisciplinary nature of the conference. We also encourage passive participation! Participation in the conference is free of charge.


Ewa Czerniawska is a professor of humanities and one of the leading Polish experts in the field of learning and memory-related research in psychology. Her research interests include remembering strategies, metacognition, memory improvement, individual differences in memory and learning, the psychology of smell, and the impact of music on cognitive functioning. She is also a member of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction and collaborates with many research centers abroad, including the Università di Padova, Universität Potsdam, and the University of Newcastle.

Jan Zyśko has diverse education in the fields of economics, mathematics, and quantitative research. He is a PhD student in machine learning, holds a master’s degree in quantitative methods in economics, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. He has programming skills in several languages, such as Python, SQL, MatLab, and Stata, as well as practical knowledge about building various econometric models (focused on explanation and statistical significance) and machine learning models (focused on predictive analysis). He is a passionate chess player with FIDE ranking of 2143 in classical and 2111 in rapid chess. During his talk, he will present his research on generating training material using artificial intelligence methods using chess as an example.


This year’s presentations will take place simultaneously in four rooms at the Faculty of Philosophy. Participants will present their work in the rooms on the upper floors. Special guests will deliver their talks in the auditorium, and the poster session will take place in the corridor leading to it. During the coffee breaks, refreshments and drinks will be provided for you.

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Please submit abstracts for your presentations by April 30, with a maximum of 350 words, in an editable Word file (doc, docx, odt, not PDF). This will enable us to easily copy and paste the text into the book of abstracts, and, if needed, also make and send back the necessary corrections.

Please ensure that your abstract includes the title of your presentation, a brief explanation of the problem you will address, its theoretical context, and why it is important. Additionally, the abstract should state the purpose of your speech (i.e., proposed solution or analysis), the research method, bibliography, and whether you are referencing your own work or that of others.

Please send abstracts to in a timely manner. We will confirm receiving your submission by responding to your email with an attachment. Not submitting your abstract on time will result in your removal from the list of conference participants.

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We have extended the registration for external participants until April 30th.


Leaders of the Organizing Committee

Agnieszka Mankiewicz, Natalia Robak

Organizing Committee

Anna Czartoszewska, Adam Okrasiński, Wiktoria Sodel, Maksymilian Mucha, Aleksandra Wolska, Mateusz Wolski, Julia Skibińska, Karolina Wilk, Kamil Tomaszek, Martyna Stasiewicz, Sabina Kozłowska, Zuzia Bakuniak, Michał Modelski, Berke Şenşekerci, Mateusz Mikołajczyk, Helena Długokęcka, Ada Łazuga, Julia Kucińska, Marta Strzelczyk, Agnieszka Karwacka


Department of Philosophy, University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, Warsaw


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