Past Cognitive Science Department Colloquia

Spring Semester 2013

Faculty search seminar:
Dr. Nazbanou Nozari
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Goddard Labs
University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
9:30 AM, 111 Krieger Hall

Monitoring conflict:  A domain-general principle of implicit metacognition
Faculty search seminar:
Dwight Kravitz
National Institutes of Health, BethesdaThursday, January 24, 2013
9:30 AM, 111 Krieger Hall
The interaction of neuroanatomy and experience in shaping perceptual representations
Faculty search seminar:
Adrian Brasoveanu
University of California, Santa CruzWednesday, February 13, 2013
9:30 AM, 111 Krieger Hall

Scales of Negativity
Faculty search seminar:
Lisa Pearl
University of California, IrvineMonday, February 18, 2013
9:30 AM, 111 Krieger Hall
Understanding language learning using computational methods
Faculty search seminar:
Andrew Butler
Duke UniversityThursday, February 21, 2013
2:30 PM, 111 Krieger Hall
Using feedback to correct misconceptions
Faculty search seminar:
Faraz Farzin
Stanford UniversityMonday, February 25, 2013
9:30 AM, 111 Krieger Hall
Looking through a neurodevelopmental lens
Dr. Charles Yang

University of Pennsylvania
Dept. of Linguistics, Computer Science and Psychology

Thursday, February 28, 2013
3:45 PM, 111 Krieger Hall

Online, incremental, unsupervised and
Dr. Sarah Jane Leslie
Princeton University
Department of Philosophy

Thursday, March 28, 2013
3:45 PM, 111 Krieger Hall

Generics and Generalization
Special Lecture
Dr. Tao Gong
Linguistics Dept;
University of Hong Kong
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
3:00-4:00 PM, 134A Krieger Hall
Coevolution Explanation to Level-difference of Joint Attention between Humans and Nonhuman Apes
Dr. Jack Gallant
UC Berkeley
Psychology Department

Thursday, April 4, 2013
3:45 PM, 111 Krieger Hall

Rich representations of visual and linguistic
information across the human brain
Dr. Chris Baker
National Institutes of Health

Thursday, April 11, 2013
3:45 PM, 111 Krieger Hall

Beyond the stimulus: ‘Top down’ processing in high-level vision
Dr. Naomi Feldman
University of Maryland
Department of Linguistics

Thursday, May 2, 2013
3:45 PM, 111 Krieger Hall

A probabilistic model of categorical effects in speech perception


Fall Semester 2012:

Dr. Geoffrey K. AguirreNeurology/University of PennsylvaniaThursday, September 13, 2012Dissecting neural similarity: scale, prototypes, and interactions
Dr. Jesse SnedekerPsychology/Harvard UniversityThursday, September 27, 2012Fast, smart and out of control: the development of online language comprehension
Dr. Steve PalmerPsychology & Cognitive Science/UC Berkeley4:00 PM,
MONDAY, October 1, 2012
Human Color Preferences: An Ecological
Dr. Jon SprouseCognitive Science/UC IrvineThursday, October 25 2012Experimental Syntax and the Cognitive
Neuroscience of Language
Dr. Marcin MorzyckiLinguistics/Michigan State UniversityThursday, November 8, 2012Degrees as Kinds

Spring Semester 2012:

Dr. Edward FlemmingMITFebruary 2, 2012Conflict resolution in phonetics and phonology
Dr. Terry RegierUC BerkeleyFebruary 9, 2012Universals and variation in language and thought
Dr. Tom MitchellCarnegie-Mellon UniversityFebruary 16 2012Neural Representations of Word Meanings
Dr. Julien MusolinoRutgers UniversityApril 19, 2012The logical syntax of number words: theory, acquisition, and processing
Dr. Jeff RunnerUniversity of RochesterApril 26, 2012Beyond the height of ellipsis: parallelism conditions on VP ellipsis, Pseudogapping and Sluicing

Fall Semester 2011:

Dr. Frank TongVanderbilt University
Psychology Department
September 22, 2011The Role of Early Visual Areas in High-level
Visual Cognition
Dr. Greg HickokUniversity of California, Irvine
Cognitive Sciences; School of Social Sciences
September 29, 2011Towards a Computational Neuroanatomy of
Speech Production and Its Relation to Speech
Dr. Valentine HacquardUniversity of Maryland
Department of Linguistics
October 20, 2011Understanding desire and belief reports
Dr. Russell EpsteinUniversity of Pennsylvania
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
October 27, 2011From scenes to cognitive maps:
Spatial navigation systems in the human brain
Dr. Charles KempCarnegie-Mellon University
Department of Psychology
November 17, 2011A Unifying Account of Inductive Reasoning