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Previous Colloquia, Workshops, Dialogues And Tutorials

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020: Colloquium

                Barbara Shinn-Cunningham,

                Carnegie Mellon University,

                Networks of auditory attention

                (Video Archive)


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020: Colloquium

                Isabelle Darcy,

                Indiana University,

                Learning to forget? Phonological updates in the bilingual mental lexicon.


Tuesday, February 11th, 2020: Colloquium

Sponsored by the Knight Lab, the N. W., Harris Lecture Fund, the Visual Thinking Lab, and the Segal Design Institute.

                Aaron Williams,

                Investigative Reporter, Washington Post

                 On data and visual storytelling

                (Video Archive)


Tuesday, February 4th, 2020: Colloquium

                Gary Lupyan,

                University of Wisconsin, Madison,

                What are we learning from language?

                (Video Archive)

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020: Colloquium

                Michael Jones,

                Indiana University,

                 The stability-plasticity dilemma in predictive neural network models of semantic memory


Tuesday, November 19th, 2019: Colloquium

                Bethany Rittle-Johnson,

                Venderbilt University,

                Comparing Solution Methods to Promote Algebra Learning:

                                An Example of Using Cognitive Science to Improve Classroom Instruction

                 (Video Archive)


Tuesday, November 12th, 2019: Colloquium

                Michael Tomasello,

                Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,

                Leipzig, Germany

                Origins of Human Cooperation

                 (Video Archive)


Tuesday, October 8th, 2019: Colloquium

                Yejin Choi, University of Washington

                Commonsense intelligence:
                Cracking the longstanding challenge in A.I.

                 (Video Archive available on request)


 Tuesday, May 21st / Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019: Workshop

                Learning construction grammar 

                 Adele Goldberg, Princeton University; Peter Culicover, Ohio State University;

                 Libby Barak, Rutgers University; Jessica Montag, University of Illinois;

                 C. J. McFate, Cognition


 Monday, May 20th, 2019: Colloquium

                Adele Goldberg, Princeton University

                Explain me this:
                Children are both more conservative and more ready generalizers for the same reason

                 (Video Archive)


Tuesday, April 30th, 2019: Colloquium

                Tamar Gollan, University of California, San Diego

                Reversing bilingual language dominance.

                 (Video Archive)


Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019: Colloquium

                Carrie Niziolek, University of Wisconsin, Madison

                Language made audible:
                How speech acoustics reflect cognition.

                 (Video Archive)


Tuesday, March 15th, 2019: Colloquium

                Zenzi M. Griffin, University of Texas at Austin

                Talking and Timing


Tuesday, March 5th, 2019: Colloquium

                Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California

                The Media Equation revisited: Do we really treat computers like people?

                 (Video Archive)


Tuesday, October 30th, 2018: Colloquium

                Paul Pietroski, University of Maryland

                Meanings, Most, and Mass

                 (Video Archive)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018: Colloquium

                 Laura Wagner, Ohio State University 

                 Performance Factors Influencing Competence With Linguistic Aspect



Tuesday, June 18th, 2018: Colloquium

                Maithilee Kunda, Vanderbilt University

                "Imagery-base A.I."

                (Video Archive)


Tuesday, May 30th, 2018: Colloquium

                Michael Frank, Stanford University

                "Bigger data about smaller people: Studying children’s language learning at scale"

                (Video Archive)


Tuesday, May 1st, 2018: Colloquium

                Jamie Pennebaker, University of Texas, Austin

                "Analyzing language to understand social and psychological processes"

                (Video Archive)


Tuesday, April 24th, 2018: Colloquium

                Linda Skitka, University of Illinois at Chicago

                "The social and political implications of moral conviction"


Tuesday, April 17th, 2018: Colloquium

                Bonnie Nozari, Johns Hopkins University

                "Inhibitory control in language production: From single word production to discourse"

                (Video Archive)


Tuesday, April 10th, 2018: Colloquium

                Steven Sloman, Brown University

                "Ignorance and the Community of Knowledge"

                (Video Archive)


Tuesday, February 27th, 2018: Colloquium

                Laura Hiatt, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

                "Priming in Human Cognition"


Thursday, February 8th, 2018: Colloquium

                Ayanna Thomas, Tufts University

                "What Have We Learned About Eyewitness Memory?" (Video archive)


Tuesday, January 16th, 2018: Colloquium

                Percival Matthews, University of Wisconsin-Madison

                "Are Fractions Natural Numbers, Too? Perceptual foundations for understanding numerical magnitudes" (Video archive)


Tuesday, January 9th, 2018: Colloquium

                Robert Slevc, University of Maryland

                “Relationships between language and music: From sound to syntax” (Video archive)


Tuesday, November 28th, 2017: Colloquium

                Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers University

                “Assessing Frames for Epistemic Aptness” (Video archive)


Monday, November 27th, 2017: Dialogue

                Tom Griffiths, University of California, Berkeley

                Niko Kriegeskorte, Columbia University                 

                Jennifer Cole, Northwestern University

                Jennifer Cutler, Northwestern University

                Ken Forbus, Northwestern University

                Mitra Hartmann, Northwestern University

                “Is the route to human level intelligence paved with Big Data?” (Video archive)


Tuesday, November 14th, 2017: Colloquium

                Dan Kahan, Yale University

                “Science comprehension without curiosity is no virtue, and curiosity without comprehension no vice” (Video archive)


Tuesday, October 24th, 2017: Colloquium

                Dan Jurafsky, Stanford University

                “Automatically Extracting Social Meaning from Language” (Video archive)


*Tuesday, May 16th, 2017: Colloquium

                Carol Lynne Krumhansl, Cornell University

                “Isomorphisms between pitch and time in music”

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017: Colloquium

                Michael Strevens, New York University

                “Conceptual innovation in science without definitions” (Video Archive)

*Tuesday, May 3rd, 2017: Colloquium

                Amanda Cox, New York Times

                “Data visualization at the New York Times” (Video Archive)

*Tuesday, April 27th, 2017: Dialogue

                Dan Simons, University of Illinois

                Jennifer Tackett, Northwestern University

                Blake McShane, Northwestern University

                Eli Finkel, Northwestern University

                “Signal and Noise in Science”

Tuesday, April 19th, 2017: Colloquium

                Robert Glushko, University of California, Berkeley

                “The discipline of organizing”

*Tuesday, March 7th, 2017: Tutorial

                Steve Franconeri, Northwestern University

                “Now they see it: Visual communication of the patterns in your data”

*Tuesday, February 21st, 2017: Colloquium

                Albert Newen, Ruhr Univeristy

                “Cognition and Perception: Does higher-order background information influence our perceptual experience?”

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017: Colloquium

                Tony Ro, City University of New York

                “Neural mechanisms for unconscious and conscious vision”

*Tuesday, January 17th, 2017: Colloquium

                Allison McCann, Vice News

                “Against boring charts”

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017: Colloquium

                Ernest Davis, New York University

               “Simulation in Cognitive Models: Scope and Limits”

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016: Colloquium

                Ken McRae, University of Western Ontario

                “The Importance of Event Knowledge in the Organization and Structure of Semantic Memory”

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016: Colloquium

                Priti Shah, University of Michigan

                “How to play 20 questions with nature and lose: Reflections on 100 years of brain-training research”

*Tuesday, October 11th, 2016: Colloquium

                Penelope Lewis, Cardiff University

                “Exploring sleep's impact on memory with targeted memory reactivation”


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016: Colloquium

                Linda Smith, Indiana University

                “Rethinking referential ambiguity:  Clear cases and noisy data in statistical word-referent learning”

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016: Cognitive Science Dialogue

                Nancy Kanwisher, MIT

                Brian Scholl, Yale University

                “How—and how much—do fMRI studies contribute to psychology?”

Monday, April 11th, 2016: Colloquium

                Brian Scholl, Yale University

                “Let's see what happens: dynamic events as foundational units of perception and cognition.”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016: Colloquium

                Doug Lenat, Cycorp

                “Truths that aren’t.”

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016: Colloquium

               Todd Braver, Washington University

               “Flexible neural mechanisms of cognitive control”

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