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We sincerely thank the sponsors of the 35th Annual Meeting
of the Cognitive Science Society for their support of the
conference awards and the tutorials, and for supporting
student participation through reduced registration fees and
coverage of travel costs.

The Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation
The Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation sponsors the annual

David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Theoretical Foundations of Human Cognition, which was founded in 2001 to honor the celebrated cognitive scientist David Rumelhart. The annual award is presented at the Cognitive Science Society meeting each year and where the next year's award winner is announced. In addition, the Foundation also sponsors the Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prize.

EUCog - European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics
EUCog is a European network of ca. 800 researchers in artificial cognitive systems and related areas who want to connect to other researchers and reflect on the challenges and aims of the discipline. The network funds meetings, workshops, members- participation in academic events, faculty exchanges and other activities that further its aims. It is funded by the Information and Communication Technologies division of the European Commission, Cognitive Systems and Robotics unit, under the 7th Research Framework Programme.

German Society for Cognitive Science (GK)
The German Society for Cognitive Science - Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft (GK) - was founded in 1994 with the goal to support the scientific progress in Cognitive Science research and to create an over-arching institutional frame for cooperation between the participating disciplines. Within this frame, synergy effects between the different scientific approaches towards the same phenomena shall be advanced effectively. It is thereby the aspiration of GK to further Cognitive Science comprehensively, from academic teaching to research projects to the identification of its benefits for practical use and job prospects.

Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ)
Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) is one of the longest established and most respected journals in AI, and since it was founded in 1970, it has published many of the key papers in the field. The operation of the Editorial Board is supported financially through an arrangement with AIJ's publisher, Elsevier. The editorial board of Artificial Intelligence is in the unique position of being able to make available substantial funds, of the order of US $250,000 per annum to support the promotion and dissemination of AI research.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
The DFG (German Research Foundation) is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. From the very beginning, its work has focused decisively on funding and supporting excellent research. The DFG serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research without stipulation of topics, and promotes interdisciplinary and international cooperation as well as the interaction of science with industry and society.

New Frameworks of Rationality
The Priority Programme "New Frameworks of Rationality" is a large network of research groups funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). The programme is designed to run for six years and seeks to provide an interdisciplinary framework for research on human rationality. The main reason for the establishment of the priority programme is that the present divide-and-conquer approach between psychology and philosophy has prevented both disciplines from taking into account one another's progress. The goal of the new SPP is to overcome this long lasting lack of collaboration between psychologists, philosophers and other disciplines (such as Artificial Intelligence) in order to develop a new theoretical framework of human rationality. The ultimate goal of the SPP is to show that the psychology and philosophy of rationality are not distinct research areas. They share the same goal - the understanding of human rationality!

Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell is proud to partner with the Cognitive Science Society to publish its two journals, Cognitive Science and Topics in Cognitive Science.

Berlin School of Mind and Brain
The Berlin School of Mind and Brain is an international and interdisciplinary graduate research school. The focus of research at the School is on the interface between the humanities and behavioral sciences with the neurosciences. The School offers a highly successful three-year English-language doctoral program. In October 2013, the new research-based, English-language master-s program -Mind and Brain- will start. In addition, the school has recently started a structured English-language postdoctoral program offering networking activities, workshops, teaching portfolio, supervision training, and other career development opportunities for researchers.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Founded in 1810, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has been home to 29 Nobel Prize winners like Einstein or Max Planck, world-renowned thinkers like Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Marx, scientists like Helmholtz and de Saussure. Today it is one of Germany's leading research universities, covering almost the entire gamut of science and the humanities in research and teaching. Capitalizing on a very rich scientific environment in the Berlin metropolitan area the university hosts a large number of interdisciplinary projects, some of them specifically devoted to the cognitive and neurosciences.