A project of Dr. Landau's and Dr. McCloskey's on an amnesic artist was covered in The New Yorker on March 30, 2015, as a featured article by Daniel Zalewski entitled "Life Lines." Click to read the article.
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Congratulations to faculty member Barbara Landau, who has been elected chair of the psychology section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science!
Postdoctoral fellows Pyeong Whan Cho and Shevaun Lewis have been awarded Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowships by the Office of the Dean. In Fall 2015, Pyeong Whan will be instructing a new advanced seminar course for the Department of Cognitive Science entitled “Neural-Networking Modeling of Learning, Language and Cognition” (AS.050.373). Shevaun will be instructing “Born to Talk: Language in […]
At the February 2015 Green Team Luncheon, the Office of Sustainability awarded the Department of Cognitive Science 4 out of 5 feathers for its continued and growing efforts to be more sustainable.
For many years, researchers have studied visual recognition with objects -- single, clean, clear, and isolated objects, presented to subjects at the center of the screen. In our real environment, however, objects do not appear so neatly. Our visual world is a stimulating scenery mess; fragments, colors, occlusions, motions, eye movements, context, and distraction all affect perception. In this volume, pioneering researchers address the visual cognition of scenes from neuroimaging, psychology, modeling, electrophysiology, and computer vision perspectives.
Malinda McPherson, a senior majoring in cognitive science, has won a prestigious scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States to study at the University of Cambridge in England. Click to read more.
Barbara Landau, the director of the new Science of Learning Institute and a cognitive scientist, hosted an evening panel discussion that grappled with the questions of "what happens in our brains when we learn something" and "what happens when we fail to remember". It was produced in Palo Alto, CA for the university's Rising to the Challenge campaign and an archived recording of the event can be viewed here.
Prof. Michael McCloskey led an effort to find interventions to allow a 12-year-old girl who had a stroke to read again, and start to decipher the complex riddle of what transpired in the girl's brain to cause the deficiency. Click to read the article.
The chair of the Department of Cognitive Science studies stroke victims in an attempt to understand what’s happening in their brains as they recover and regain a measure of their lost skills in spoken and written language. Click to read the article.
"Turning Spaghetti Into Numbers": Prof. Michael McCloskey recently identified a reading impairment called alphanumeric visual awareness disorder, or AVAD. Click to read the article.