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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
Practice Increases Procedural Errors After Task Interruption

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 1

Elie Kim Fromboluti, Michigan State University
Dissertation defense
Special time and day: Thursday at 9:30am in Psychology 230

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

4.11.2017
Prof. Arun Ross and his colleague from NYU have had their research on the security of mobile fingerprint scanning featured in The New York Times, MSU Today, Popular Science, Homeland Security News Wire, and Science 360 News.

3.23.2017
Professors Arun Ross, Xiaoming Liu, and Anil Jain received a 4-year grant from IARPA to conduct research on Presentation Attack Detection for fingerprint, face and iris biometric systems. [link]

2.28.2017
CSE student Thomas Swearingen and his adviser Prof. Arun Ross won the runner up award for best paper at ISBA 2017. [link]

1.23.2017
Research on laptop use and classroom learning by Prof. Susan Ravizza, Mitchell Uitvlugt, and Prof. Kim Fenn was featured in US News, BYU Radio, The Conversation, and numerous higher education journals [1, 2, 3, 4].

1.17.2017
Prof. Cristina Schmitt received an NSF Grant, Effects of Variation and Variability in the Acquisition of Two Dialects of Spanish, to study first language acquisition of Spanish in the context of variability caused by contact between two very different varieties of Spanish: Paraguayan Spanish, which is heavily influenced by Guaraní (an indigenous language), and Rioplatense Spanish (spoken in Buenos Aires). [link]

1.1.2017
Prof. Aline Godfroid received a Language Learning Early Career Research Grant for her validation project on "Measuring implicit and explicit L2 knowledge: Synthesizing 12 years of research."

11.1.2016
Prof. Mark Becker has published five papers so far this year in Perception,Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance,Packaging Technology and Science,Visual Cognition, and Applied Ergonomics.

10.3.2016
Sunpreet Arora and Anil Jain were part of a team that won Best Paper at BioSig 2016 for their paper titled "3D Whole Hand Targets: Evaluating Slap and Contactless Fingerprint Readers".

10.3.2016
Dr. Anil Jain was part of a team that won Best Poster at BioSig 2016 for a poster titled "Advances in Capturing Child Fingerprints: A High Resolution CMOS Image Sensor with SLDR Method".

9.27.2016
Dr. Anil Jain and Dr. Arun Ross were awarded a three-year NSF grant under the Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program for their proposal entitled "Imparting Privacy to Biometric Data in Cyberspace".

9.25.2016
Dr. Arun Ross (with Dr. Nasir Memon, NYU) was awarded a three-year NSF grant for their project entitled "The Master Print: Investigating and Addressing Vulnerabilities in Fingerprint-based Authentication Systems".

8.8.16
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
Dr. Mark Becker was invited by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to present his work investigating individual differences in cognition and personality that predict rare target detection at their Workshop on Developing Personnel Selection Tools for Forensic Scientists.

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.

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