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Monday, January 6, 2020

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – April 20, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link below (accessible from within Berkeley).

Monday, January 13, 2020

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – April 20, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link below (accessible from within Berkeley).

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Human Cognition Colloquium: The formation and correction of scientific misconceptions

Colloquium | January 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Zachary Horne, Arizona State University

 Department of Psychology

Forty percent of U.S. citizens believe in creationism, and thirteen percent of people globally believe vaccines are more dangerous than the diseases they prevent. How do these and other misconceptions arise, and what can be done to correct them? In my talk, I will describe two lines of research examining the formation and correction of scientific misconceptions. First, I show that...   More >

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Why is that there? Feature tuning across the visual cortex

Colloquium | January 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West

 Talia Konkle, Harvard University

 Department of Psychology

What drives the functional organization of the visual system? All proposals balance the causal roles of two pressures: innately specified cortical patterning mechanisms, establishing large-scale network architecture, and self-organizing mechanisms driven by the statistics of natural experience, effecting local organization. In part 1, I will characterize the functional organization of...   More >

Monday, January 20, 2020

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – April 20, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link below (accessible from within Berkeley).

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Science by analogy: PWAS or Persome Wide Association Studies of behavior

Colloquium | January 22 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 William Revelle, Professor, Northwestern University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

I will discuss three interrelated threads: 1) the power of open science and public domain data and software; 2) Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment (or SAPA) which is an analogy to data collection methods used in radio astronomy applied to collecting personality data in psychology; and 3) Persome Wide Association Studies in personality (PWAS) which is an analogy of procedures developed for...   More >

Human Cognition Colloquium: Cognitive Maps and Collective Memory

Colloquium | January 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Ida Momennejad, Columbia University

 Department of Psychology

As we navigate the world we learn the structure of relationships among experiences, memories, and tasks. This relational knowledge, which Tolman called cognitive maps, guides goal-directed behavior. We also share and update memories and knowledge in conversation with others. I combine behavioral experiments with reinforcement learning, computational models of memory, graph theory, and agent-based...   More >

Monday, January 27, 2020

IHD/DevPsych Colloquium 1/27/2020, Roberta Golinkoff (University of Delaware): Carving Events for Language

Colloquium | January 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware

 Department of Psychology, Institute of Human Development

Abstract: Events are continuous. Our perception of them is not. Remembering the past and predicting the future demand that we parse events into components that will also lay the foundation for language learning. In this talk, we present a series of relatively new studies designed to examine infant attention to and interpretation of event structure. Using Mandler (2012) and Talmy (2000) as our...   More >

Cognitive/Cognitive Neurosience Colloquium

Colloquium | September 9, 2019 – April 20, 2020 every Monday | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

This colloquium series covers both the Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience areas with the Department of Psychology. The topics to be covered each week are determined by the individual laboratories in these areas, and it is possible that little information will be provided before each presentation. The schedule of talks can be found at the link below (accessible from within Berkeley).

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Human Cognition Colloquium: Human communication as a functional window into human cognition

Colloquium | January 29 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Kyle Mahowald, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Language is an ideal test bed for exploring many core questions about the origins and structure of human cognition, learning, and culture. Whereas many cognitive tools are similar across cultures, there is wide diversity among human languages. To state that observation statistically: humans languages have some fixed parameters (universals) but also a large number of degrees of freedom. Thus, the...   More >