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Discussion: Cambridge Analytica and Research Ethics

From Joe Pater. Comments enabled The Cambridge Analytica scandal has hit very close to home. Robert Mercer is a computational linguist, and Aleksandr Kogan is a cognitive psychologist. What should we academics be doing to respond and to prevent future violations

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Clayards in Linguistics, Friday 4/27 at 3:30

Meghan Clayards of McGill University will present “Flexibility and individual differences in speech perception” Friday April 27th in ILC N400 at 3:30. An abstract is below. All are welcome! Abstract. In order to understand spoken words, listeners integrate information across

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UMass CogSci Workshop postponed

Due to scheduling conflicts, the UMass CogSci workshop will be postponed until the fall. Save your conference posters for redisplay then!

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Sue Carey Friday, April 20 at 3:30

Sue Carey, Department of Psychology, Harvard, will present “Do Non-Linguistic Creatures have a Fodorian (Logic-Like/Language-Like) Language of Thought?” Friday, April 20 at 3:30pm in ILC S131.  The talk is sponsored by the Five College Cognitive Science Speaker Series and the

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CogSci Workshop and Sue Carey talk Friday the 20th

A reminder that the fourth annual UMass CogSci Workshop will be held in conjunction with Sue Carey’s visit to the campus on April 20th (https://blogs.umass.edu/cogsci/2018/01/30/sue-carey-friday-april-20th-at-330/). The workshop will consist of a poster session from 2:15-3:15; please submit your poster info

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Music and language events this week

On Tuesday April 10th 3-4 pm in ILC N458, there will de a discussion of “Harmonic syntax of the 12-bar blues” by UMass Linguistics undergrad alum Jonah Katz. A link and abstract appear below. On Friday April 13th 2:30 – 3:30

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Reading for Music and Language meeting Tuesday April 10th at 3 pm

The music and language CogSci Incubator’s second meeting will be Tuesday April 10th 3-4 pm in ILC N458. The reading is the following (by UMass Linguistics undergrad alum Jonah Katz). The abstract is appended below. Jonah Katz (2017). Harmonic syntax

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Chang in Cognitive Bag Lunch Weds. April 4 at 12:00

Junha Chang (PBS) will be giving the cognitive brown bag Wednesday April 4 in Tobin 521B, 12:00-1:20).  Title and abstract follow. Search guidance is sometimes, but not always, adjusted by experience with search discriminability These experiments show that previous experience

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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 http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~siegler/), 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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