Month: March 2018

Rudolph on Family Embeddings in CS Thurs. March 29 at noon

who:  Maja Rudolph – Columbia when: 11:45 A.M. 1:15 P.M., Thursday, March 29th where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s pizza “Exponential Family Embeddings” Abstract:  Word embeddings are a powerful approach for capturing semantic similarity among terms in a vocabulary. Exponential family

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Siegler on Numerical Development, Thurs. April 19, 1 pm

Robert Siegler (Carnegie Mellon University, will speak on “Numerical Development” from 1-2pm in ILC room N400. The talk is sponsored by the Developmental Science Initiative. An abstract follows. Abstract: In this talk, I attempt to integrate two crucial aspects

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Colin Phillips in Linguistics Friday March 30th at 3:30

Colin Phillips (University of Maryland, is presenting “Speaking, understanding, and grammar” in the Department of Linguistics on Friday, March 30th, at 3:30PM, in the  Integrative Learning Center in room N400. The abstract is below. Abstract: We speak and understand the same language,

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Music and Language CogSci Incubator Tues. April 3 at 2:30

The Music and Language CogSci Incubator ( will begin on Tues. April 3rd at 2:30 in ILC N458 with a discussion of David Temperley’s The Musical Language of Rock. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and discussion points that don’t

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First Annual UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference May 2, 2018

From Paul Katz I would like to invite you the First Annual UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference ( University of Massachusetts Amherst has a large and growing community of researchers and engineers who directly address issues relating to the nervous system or

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4th Annual UMass CogSci Workshop April 20th, 2018

The fourth annual UMass CogSci Workshop will be held in conjunction with Sue Carey’s visit to the campus on April 20th ( The workshop will consist of a poster session from 2:15-3:15; please submit your poster info here: As always,

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Dahlstrom-Hakki in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. March 28th in Tobin 521B from 12-1:20

Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki (Landmark College) will speak on “Teaching Students with Disabilities Online: Language-Based Challenges and Cognitive Access” in the next cognitive brown bag, Wednesday, March 28 in Tobin 521B from 12-1:20. The abstract is below. Many students with Learning Disabilities

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Upcoming Cognitive Science events

There are lots of people coming to UMass (and Smith) to give CogSci talks after break – here is a list. March 19th, 4pm Weinstein Auditorium, Smith College Richard Aslin (Yale University) ​ “What Looking Times and Brain Imaging

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Ma in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 3/21 at noon

In the next cognitive brown bag, 3/21, 12:00-1:20, Tobin 521B, Quili Ma (PBS) will present: “Testing recognition models with joint single-item and forced-choice recognition.” The abstract follows. Two models of recognition memory: the double-high threshold (2HT) and the unequal variance signal

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Richard Aslin lecture 4pm, 19 March, Smith College: Infant Learning — Looking Times and Brain Imaging

Richard Aslin (Yale University), 4pm, Monday March 19th, Weinstein Auditorium, Smith College [co-sponsored by the Developmental Science Initiative and the Office of the President, Smith College] ​ “What Looking Times and Brain Imaging Can Tell Us About Attention and

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