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Fall 2016 Cognitive Science Forum Schedule

The Cognitive Forum is held every Friday at 11:00 am in Psychology 230 (unless otherwise noted).

September 9

Dr. Mark Becker, Michigan State University
When you quit looking for it depends on how long it takes to find it

September 16

Dr. Florian Kagerer, Michigan State University
Hand coordination and interference: The left hand does know what the right hand is doing

September 23

Dr. Cindy Lustig, University of Michigan
Attention's ups and downs: Cross-species evidence for the role of acetylcholine

September 30

Dr. Josh Introne, Michigan State University
Diffusion in context: a perspective on the evolution of collectively held knowledge

October 7

Dr. Mengyuan Gong, Michigan State University
Continuous vs. categorical representation of feature-based attentional priority in the human brain

October 14

Dr. Molly Henry, Western University, Ontario
Neural and environmental rhythms: Perception is shaped by synchronization of neural oscillations with environmental rhythms

October 21

Dr. Sam Ling, Boston University
The formation & flexibility of visual perception

October 28

Dr. Erik Altmann, Michigan State University

November 4

No Cognitive Science Forum -- Workshop

November 11

Dr. Karl Healey, Michigan State University
Contiguity in Episodic Memory

November 18

No Cognitive Science Forum -- Psychonomics

November 25

No Cognitive Science Forum -- Thanksgiving

December 2

Dr. Zach Hambrick, Michigan State University

December 9

Dr. Devin McAuley, Michigan State University
An Interactive Web-Based Platform for Promoting Public Engagement in the Scientific Process

Past Cognitive Science Forum Schedules: Spring 2016 - Fall 2015 - Spring 2015 - 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

Science writer Carl Sherman's story on stuttering for the Dana Foundation website, titled Seeking Clues to Stuttering Deep Within the Brain, featured research by Prof. Devin McAuley.

Summer 2016
Prof. Mark Reimers and colleague Bruce McNaughton received an NSF grant to study the dynamics of hippocampal-cortical communication during memory formation and recall.

Summer 2016
Prof. Susan Ravizza became a senior editor for the journal Brain Research.

Summer 2016
Prof. Mark Reimers received a Templeton Foundation grant to study the molecular coherence of genetic variants related to behavioral traits, including IQ.

Prof. Kim Fenn did an interview with Michigan Radio about the link between sleep deprivation and false confessions. You can listen to the story here.

Prof. Devin McAuley and colleagues' research on stuttering has been featured in a piece by WLNS. You can watch the video and read the story here.

Prof. Kim Fenn and colleagues recently had their sleep deprivation and false confession study featured in Time magazine, CBS news, IFLS, and on the subreddit /r/news.

Prof. William Hartmann and colleagues published their study "Transaural experiments and a revised duplex theory for the localization of low-frequency tones" in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Prof. Carol Myers-Scotton, adjunct professor in MSU's linguistics department, published a chapter in The Cambridge handbook of bilingual processing titled "Cross-language asymmetries in code-switching patterns, implications for bilingual language profuction."

Prof. Susan Ravizza's recent work on students' technology use in the classroom was featured in an article on Healthline.

Prof. Mark Reimers is leading an NSF-funded working group on data analysis for the new BRAIN technologies.

Prof. Jeremy Gray was co-author on a recent publication in Science, “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”.

Recent graduate Mina Hirzel was awarded the Baggett Fellowship, a one year post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park. Mina was an undergraduate researcher in the MSU Language Acquisition Lab for two and a half years.

For older news, check out our news archive here.