Month: September 2018

Open Mind: a new open access journal in Cognitive Science

From https://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/opmi: Open Mind provides a new venue for the highest quality, most innovative work in cognitive science, offering affordable open access publishing, concise and accessible articles, and quick turnaround times for authors. The journal covers the broad array of content

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Alrenga in Linguistics colloquium Fri. 9/28 at 3:30

Peter Alrenga (UMass) will present a Linguistics colloquium at 3:30 in ILC N400. A reception will follow. All are welcome! Title: Implicature Suspension and Ignorance:  When Redundancy Isn’t Enough Abstract. According to the classical neo-Gricean view,  scalar upper-bounding inferences such

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Rogers in machine learning and friends Thurs. 27th at 11:45

who: Anna Rogers (UMass Lowell) when: September 27th, 11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. where: Computer Science Building, Room 150/151 food: Athena’s Pizza What’s In Your Embedding And How It Predicts Task Performance Abstract: Word embeddings are the most widely used

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Myers in cognitive brown bag Weds. at noon

This week’s cognitive brown bag (Wednesday 12/26, 12:00-1:25, Tobin 521B) will be delivered by Ethan Myers of Hampshire College.  Title and abstract are below. https://www.hampshire.edu/faculty/ethan-meyers Title:    Decoding the neural algorithms that underlie behavior In order to understand how the brain

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Position in Cognitive Science of Language at University of Toronto

The Department of Linguistics and University College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of the Cognitive Science of Language. The appointment will be

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“Cognitive beer” Thurs. Sept. 27th at 4pm at the Moan and Dove

Please join us for the “cognitive beer” at the Moan and Dove next Thursday Sept. 27th at 4 pm. For our first meeting, we’ll just take the time to talk informally about what’s happening in CogSci at UMass, and what

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Sanders in Neurosciences Faculty Forum Friday Sept. 21 at noon

The next UMass Neurosciences Faculty Forum will be:Friday, Sept 21st at noon in Tobin 521B Lisa SandersDepartment of Psychological and Brain Sciences Title: A Potential Measure of Phonological Processing During Natural Speech Comprehension We think we’ve discovered a new event-related

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Mack in Cognitive Bag Lunch Weds. Sept. 18 at noon

Jennie Mack of UMass Communication Disorders will be presenting in Cognitive bag lunch Wednesday Sept. 19, 12:00-1:25 in Tobin 521B. All are welcome. Title: The role of linguistic prediction in language impairments and recovery in aphasia Abstract. Many people with

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Cognitive science: a major with great job prospects

From the US News & World Report: Cognitive science. This relatively new interdisciplinary field blends elements of psychology, computer science, philosophy, neuroscience and linguistics. In other words, it studies the mind, its processes and the nature of intelligence. “It’s really

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Liu in Machine Learning and Friends Thurs. Sept. 13 at noon

who:  Liping Liu when:  September 13th, 12:00 P.M. where:  Computer Science Building, Room 150/151 Embedding: Choose Right Relations to Embed Abstract:  Word embeddings are a widely-used tool to analyze language. Exponential family embeddings generalize the technique to other types of

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