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Fall 2015 Cognitive Science Forum Schedule

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

September 4

Dr. Devin McAuley, Michigan State University

September 11

Dr. Michael Jigo, Michigan State University

September 18

No Cognitive Science Forum

September 25

Dr. Susan Ravizza, Michigan State University

October 2

Dr. Clair Vallotton, MSU HDFS

October 9

No Cognitive Science Forum - Messe lecture

October 16

No Cognitive Science Forum - Society for Neuroscience conference

October 23

Dr. Ming Meng, Dartmouth University

October 30

Dr. Alan Beretta, Michigan State University

November 6

Dr. Jan Brascamp, Michigan State University

November 13

Dr. Mark Reimers, MSU Neuroscience

November 20

No Cognitive Science Forum - Psychonomics

November 27

No Cognitive Science Forum - Thanksgiving

December 4

Dr. Kim Fenn, Michigan State University

Past Cognitive Science Forum Schedules: 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

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.