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Discussion: Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?

From Joe Pater I had heard suspicions about the robustness of Bialystok’s findings from colleagues in Cognitive Psychology, so I wasn’t too surprised to see this. It’s of broader interest because it brings up some of the publication bias issues

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Discussion: Can a Neuroscientist Understand Donkey Kong, Let Alone a Brain?

From Joe Pater This seems to be a nice popular presentation of some provocative and interesting research. I’d be very interested to hear the thoughts of those of you who are more versed in neuroscience than me…

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Bloggers welcome!

For the first time, we’ve set up a post in this newsletter to accept comments (“What is the birthdate of cognitive science?”). We’d like to encourage other members of the Cognitive Science community at UMass to use this platform to

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What is the birthdate of Cognitive Science?

From Joe Pater (pater@linguist.umass.edu) I’m currently working on a piece called “1957: The Birth of Cognitive Science” (as part of a larger project on debates in cognitive science). I have picked that date since it is the publication date of

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