Spring 2009 Schedule

Updated 1/2/09



Laurie Santos, Yale University

  Title: The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Non-Human Primates

3/23/09 Tatsuya Kameda, Stanford University
  Title: Groups as Adaptive Devices: Free-Rider Problems, the Wisdom of Crowds, and Evolutionary Games
3/30/09 Mel Goodale, University of Western Ontario
  Title: Acting without thinking: When do visually-guided actions escape conscious control?
4/6/09 Michael Spivey, University of California, Merced
  Title: On the Continuity of Mind
4/13/09 Angela Yu, University of California, San Diego
  Title: Sequential Effects: Irrational Superstition or Adaptive Behavior?
4/20/09 Jeff Elman, University of California, San Diego
  Title: The role of event knowledge in sentence processing: Arguments against a mental lexicon




Fall 2008 Schedule

Updated 8/10/08


9/8/08 Peter Pirolli, PARC
  Title: From Solo to Social Information Foraging Theory


Mary Peterson, University of Arizona

  Title: Figure-Ground Perception: From Familiarity to Competition
10/13/08 Alex Pouget, University of Rochester
  Title: Bayesian decision making with probabilistic population codes
10/27/08 Neal Cohen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Title: Relational Memory and the Long Reach of the Hippocampus
12/1/08 Gary Dell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Title: Implicit learning in the language production system as revealed by speech errors: Some studies within an emerging framework in psycholinguistics