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Fall 2014 Cognitive Science Forum Schedule

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

September 5

Dr. Kelly Mix, Michigan State University
Spatial grounding for mathematical symbols in early childhood

September 12

Dr. Fey Parrill, Case Western Reserve
Gesture as a window on to mental representations: The case of gestural viewpoint

September 19

No forum -- Messe lecture

September 26

Dr. Susan Ravizza, Michigan State University
Distraction in the classroom: The use of portable devices for non-academic purposes

October 3

To be announced

October 10

Dr. Adam Greenberg, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The neural architecture subserving visual attention

October 17

Distinguished Speaker Series pretalk for Dr. Michael Tanenhaus, University of Rochester
Real-time spoken word recognition: a data explanation aproach

October 24

Dr. David Rapp, Northwestern University

October 31

Dr. Joyce Chai, Michigan State University

November 7

Dr. Erik Altmann, Michigan State University
The role of placekeeping ability in fluid intelligence

November 14

To be announced

November 21

No Forum -- Psychonomics

November 28

No Forum -- Thanksgiving Break

December 5

BNS & CCN faculty lab presentations

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

MSU CogSci in the News

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.

Professor Natalie Phillips was named Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year and Honors College Research Mentor of the year for 2014.

Professor Arun Ross was awarded the IAPR Young Biometric Investigator Award for 2013. Watch his plenary lecture or read the story.

Professor Arun Ross gave a presentation about using new communication and information technologies for counter-terrorism to the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee. Read the story here.

For older news, check out our news archive here.