Past Cognitive Science Department Colloquia

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015





Dr. Justin Bledin

Johns Hopkins University
Department of Philosophy

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Modality with Content

Dr. Josh McDermot

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Understanding Audition via Sound Analysis and Synthesis

Dr. Grant Goodall

University of California San Diego
Department of Linguistics

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Grammar vs. working memory: How experimental syntax
can help us tell the difference

Dr. Meredith Tamminga

University of Pennsylvania
Department of Linguistics

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Towards a dynamic view of sociolinguistic production

Dr. Karin James

Indiana University
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Thursday, April 23, 2015

How handwriting experience changes visual processing in the pre-literate brain

Dr. Dave Barner

University of California San Diego
Department of Psychology

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Natural language, procedures, and the positive integers

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Dr. Sang Ah Lee

University of Trento
Center for Mind/Brian Sciences

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spatial Representation: From Neurons to Euclid

Dr. Marina Bedny

Johns Hopkins University
Department of Psychology & Brain Sciences

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Insights into the origins of language from studies of blindness

Dr. Marlene BehrmannCarnegie Mellon University
Department of Psychology

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Distributed neural circuits, not circumscribed centers, mediate both face and word recognition

Dr. David Poeppel

New York University
Department of Psychology

**Friday**, October 25, 2013

The structure of speech and the structure of time

Dr. Jody Culham

University of Western Ontario
Department of Psychology

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The treachery of images: Human neuroimaging of real objects and real actions

Dr. Sarah Murray

Cornell University
Department of Linguistics

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hedged assertions and questions

Dr. T. Florian Jaeger

University of Rochester
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Adapting linguistic expectations during sentence processing

Dr. Mark Chevillet

Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory

Thursday, May 15, 2014

From data to decisions - potential applications of computational cognitive neuroscience to critical challenges in national security

Spring Semester 2013

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monitoring conflict:  A domain-general principle of implicit metacognition
Faculty search seminar:
Dwight Kravitz
National Institutes of Health, BethesdaThursday, January 24, 2013The interaction of neuroanatomy and experience in shaping perceptual representations
Faculty search seminar:
Adrian Brasoveanu
University of California, Santa CruzWednesday, February 13, 2013
Scales of Negativity
Faculty search seminar:
Lisa Pearl
University of California, IrvineMonday, February 18, 2013Understanding language learning using computational methods
Faculty search seminar:
Andrew Butler
Duke UniversityThursday, February 21, 2013Using feedback to correct misconceptions
Faculty search seminar:
Faraz Farzin
Stanford UniversityMonday, February 25, 2013Looking through a neurodevelopmental lens
Dr. Charles Yang

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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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

Thursday, May 2, 2013

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