Author: Joe Pater

Coppock in Linguistics Fri. 9/27 at 3:30

Elizabeth Coppock, Boston University, will present “Universals in Superlative Semantics” in the Linguistics colloquium series at 3:30 Fri. 9/27. An abstract follows. All are welcome! Abstract: This talk reports on the results of a broad cross-linguistic study on the semantics

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Jefferson in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 9/25 at noon

Brett Jefferson will present on “Using systems factorial technology to understand automation” in Cognitive brown bag Weds. 9/25 at noon in Tobin 521B. Abstract below. All are welcome! Abstract. Viewing the perception as a systems processing model provides insight and rigor

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Wallace in CICS Thurs. 9/26 at 11:45

who:  Byron Wallace (Northeastern) when: Sept 26 (Thursday) 11:45a – 1:15p where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza What does the evidence say? Models to help make sense of the biomedical literature Abstract: How do we know if a particular medical

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Save the date: Michael Frank Thurs. Nov. 7th at 1 pm

Michael C. Frank of Stanford University (http://langcog.stanford.edu/) will be presenting “Children’s language learning; developing understanding of social world” in a talk organized by the Developmental Science Initiative and co-sponsored by the Cognitive Science Initiative. It will take place Thursday November 7th

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Kim in CICS Thurs. 9/19 at 11:45

who:  Yoon Kim (Harvard University) when: 09/19 (Thursday) 11:45a – 1:15p where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza “Neural Grammar Induction“ Abstract: Grammar induction is the task of inducing hierarchical syntactic structure from observed sentences alone. It is a longstanding problem in AI/NLP

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p-value discussion in Cognitive Brown Bag noon Weds. 9/18

From Jeff Starns I’m writing to invite you to a discussion entitled “What should we do with p-values?” that will be held next Wed. (9/18) at noon in Tobin 423. Misuse of p-values (p hacking, interpreting p as the chance

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Nosakhare in Machine Learning and Friends Lunch Thurs. 9/12

who: Ehimwenma Nosakhare (Microsoft New England Research and Development Center) when: Sept 12 (Thursday) 11:45a – 1:15p where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza “Probabilistic Latent Variable Modeling for Predicting Future Well-Being and Assessing Behavioral Influences on Stress”

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Sanders in Cognitive Bag Lunch Weds. 9/11

Lisa Sanders (UMass PBS) will present  “A Potential Measure of Phonological Processing During Natural Speech Comprehension: One Year Later” in the Cognitive Brown Bag meeting at noon Weds. Sept. 11. These meetings are held in Tobin 521B and all are welcome.

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Fernanda Ferreira presentations on Thursday 4/25 and Friday 4/26

Fernanda Ferreira is delivering a talk in the Five College Cognitive Science Speaker Series Thurs. April 25 at 2:45, and this year’s Freeman Lecture in Linguistics Fri. April 26th at 3:30. The CogSci talk will be aimed at a more specialist audience;

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Merika Wilson in cognitive brown bag Wednesday at noon

The cognitive brown bag speaker on Wednesday, April 24 (12:00, Tobin 521B) will be Merika Wilson (https://www.umass.edu/pbs/people/merika-wilson).  Title and abstract are below.  All are welcome.   The Role of Conjunctive Representations in Memory Evidence suggests that structural or functional changes

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