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Roy in MLFL Thurs. 11/8 at 11:45

From Rajarshi Das on the UMass NLP list: “Subhro Roy is visiting us this week. He has done cool work in solving algebra problems via semantic parsing. He is currently working on grounded language stuff and common sense. Please sign

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Special talk by Brian Scholl Mon. 11/5 at noon

Brian Scholl (Yale; http://perception.yale.edu/Brian/) will present “Let’s See What Happens: Dynamic Events as Foundational Units of Perception and Cognition” next Monday (Nov 5) at noon in the CHC Event Hall East. A flyer is attached and the abstract is below.

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Lacreuse in cognitive bag lunch Weds. 10/31 at noon

The next brown bag speaker, on 10/31 at 12:00 in Tobin 521B, is UMass’ own Agnès Lacreuse (http://alacreuse.wixsite.com/lacreuselab). Sex, hormones and cognitive aging in primates Emerging clinical data suggest that men experience greater age-related decline that women, but little is

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Pavlick in MLFL Weds. Oct. 24 at 11:45

who: Ellie Pavlick (Brown University) when: 10/24 (Wednesday) 11:45a – 1:15p where: Computer Science Building Rm 150 food: Athena’s Pizza Why should we care about linguistics? Abstract: In just the past few months, a flurry of adversarial studies have pushed back on the apparent

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Ling in Cognitive Brown Bag Oct. 24 at noon

The Cognitive Brown Bag speaker this Wednesday will be Sam Ling of Boston University (https://www.bu.edu/psych/profile/sam-ling-phd-2/) on  “How does normalization regulate visual competition?” (abstract below). As usual, the talk is 12:00-1:15, Tobin 521B. Abstract. How does the visual system regulate competing

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Sound Systems of Latin America III starts Fri. Oct. 19th

The Sound Systems of Latin America conference is being held at UMass Friday through Sunday: https://blogs.umass.edu/ssola3/program/. The Friday sessions are in Goodell Hall, and the Saturday sessions are in the ILC.

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Elhadad in MLFL Thurs. Oct. 18 at 11:45

who: Noémie Elhadad, Columbia University when: October 18, 11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. where: Computer Science Building, Room 150/151 food: Athena’s Pizza Phenotyping Endometriosis Through Mixed Membership Models Of Self-Tracking Data Abstract: Despite the impressive past and recent advances in

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Zaki in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. Oct. 17 at noon

The cognitive brown bag speaker this week will be Safa Zaki, of Williams College (https://sites.williams.edu/szaki/) on “Sequence Effects in Category Learning”. The abstract is below.  As usual, the talk will be on Wednesday, 12:00-1:15, Tobin 521B.   Abstract. Sequence effects

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Discussion: Generative linguistics and neural networks at 60

From Joe Pater The commentaries on my paper “Generative Linguistics and Neural Networks at 60: Foundation, Friction and Fusion” are all now posted on-line at the authors’ websites at the links below. The linked version of my paper and –

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ETAP 4 Prosody conference this week!

Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 4 http://etap4.krisyu.org is getting started tomorrow (Wednesday) with the satellite workshop on African American English Prosody (http://etap4.krisyu.org/aae). The conference continues through Saturday the 13th.

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