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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
The Timing, Attention, and Perception (TAP) Lab: Past, present, and future

September 11

Dr. Michael Jigo, Michigan State University
Attentional priority signals in human frontoparietal cortex correlate with performance in a feature-based attention task

September 18

No Cognitive Science Forum

September 25

Dr. Susan Ravizza, Michigan State University
Where to start? Bottom-up attention improves working memory

October 2

Dr. Clair Vallotton, MSU HDFS
Toddlers’ use of symbols in self-regulation: Functions of words and gestures in regulatory interactions

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
Fluctuations of fMRI activation patterns underlie the theta-band rhythmic effects of visual object priming

October 30

Dr. Alan Beretta, Michigan State University
The processing of compounds: Behavioral and ERP investigations

November 6

No Cognitive Science Forum

November 13

No Cognitive Science Forum

November 20

No Cognitive Science Forum - Psychonomics

November 27

No Cognitive Science Forum - Thanksgiving

December 4

Dr. Amanda M. Beers, McMaster University
Characterizing binocular rivalry across the lifespan

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

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.

Prof. Mark Reimers led the inaugural course on neural data analysis at Cold Spring Harbor Labs.

An article titled "Bridging the gap: from biometrics to forensics" by Arun Ross and Anil Jain was featured on the Planet Biometrics website. The Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society article discusses opportunities for inter-disciplinary research between biometrics and forensic science researchers.

Recent work on rythm and developmental stuttering by Prof. Devin McAuley and the TAP lab was discussed on Good Morning America. The research, supported by a RAIND grant, was also featured in The Epoch Times, The Herring Review, and Web MD.

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.

For older news, check out our news archive here.