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Spring 2015 Cognitive Science Forum Schedule

The Cognitive Forum is held every Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Psychology 230 (unless otherwise noted).

January 16

BNS + CCN: Tony Nunez and Kim Fenn

January 23

Dr. Fan Cao, Michigan State University
Neural specialization in reading: Evidence from cross-linguistic studies

January 30

Dr. Xiaoming Liu, Michigan State University
Visual sensing and automatic understanding of human behavior

February 6

Dr. Zach Hambrick, Michigan State University
Testing the Deliberate Practice View: New Findings

February 13

Dr. Jeff Karpicke, Purdue University

February 20

Dr. Kay Holekamp, Michigan State University
Brains, brawns, and sociality: A hyaena's tale

February 27

Dr. Chris Adami, Michigan State University
A New Path Towards Machine Intelligence

March 6

BNS + CCN: Joe Lonstein and Jason Moser
Neurochemical control of postpartum anxiety

March 13

No Forum -- Spring break

March 20

Shuli Yu, Michigan State University

March 27

Ellie Kim and Tim Moran, Michigan State University

April 3

Kate Jones and Yixue Wang, Michigan State University

April 10

Gozde Senturk, Kelly Stec and Chad Peltier, Michigan State University

April 17

No Forum -- Multiculture talk

April 24

Michelle Stepan, Stella Qian, Jingtai Liu and Katelyn Wills, Michigan State University

May 1

BNS + CCN: Lily Yan and Susan Ravizza

Past Cognitive Science Forum Schedules: Fall 2014 - Spring 2014 - Fall 2013 - Spring 2013 - Fall 2012 - Spring 2012 - Fall 2011 - Spring 2010 - Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

MSU CogSci in the News and Announcements

The New Scientist and The Christian Science Monitor featured articles using research from MSU's Biometrics Research Group.

A study carried out by Prof. Susan Ravizza and colleagues on the non-academic use of internet in the classroom was featured in a New York Times article.

Announcement: new CogSci affiliated faculty member. Prof. Mark Reimers has joined the Neuroscience program; he is trained in mathematics and statistics and develops network models and analyzes big neural activity data sets. He is interested in brain dynamics in relation to behavior, especially value.

Dr. Ajita Rattani and Prof. Arun Ross received a Best Poster Award at the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) in Clearwater Beach, FL for their paper titled, "Automatic Adaptation of Fingerprint Liveness Detector to New Spoof Materials.”

Dr. Unsang Park, Prof. Arun Ross and Prof. Anil Jain received the “Five Year Highest Impact Award” at the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) in Clearwater Beach, FL for their 2009 paper titled "Periocular Biometrics in the Visible Spectrum: A Preliminary Study.”

Professor Arun Ross was awarded the Aggarwal Prize from the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Read about his plenary lecture or learn more about the story.

Professor Kim Fenn and the Sleep and Learning Lab were feature on the popular science site IFLS. Their work has also been featured on Science Daily, AOL News, Mashable, Bustle, and MSU Today.

Adjunct professor Carol Myers-Scotton published a study in Bilingualism, Language and Cognition titled "Nonfinite verbs and negotiating bilingualism in codeswitching: Implications for a language production model," co-authored with Janice Jake.

Professors Susan Ravizza, Zach Hambrick, and Kim Fenn's research into the impact of non-academic uses of technology in classrooms was featured in Science Daily and a radio interview with 98FM. Their work was also featured in Science Direct.

Professor Kim Fenn's Twitter study was featured as the "selected article" on the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review site. The study was also featured on Science Daily, Daily Mail, Science 2.0, and MSU Today.

Professor Kim Fenn's study on exercise and memory was featured in a Daily Mail article as well as on Psych Central, The Health Site, and The Telegraph.

For older news, check out our news archive here.