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Colin Phillips in Linguistics Friday March 30th at 3:30

Colin Phillips (University of Maryland, https://www.colinphillips.net) is presenting “Speaking, understanding, and grammar” in the Department of Linguistics on Friday, March 30th, at 3:30PM, in the  Integrative Learning Center in room N400. The abstract is below. Abstract: We speak and understand the same language,

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Music and Language CogSci Incubator Tues. April 3 at 2:30

The Music and Language CogSci Incubator (https://blogs.umass.edu/cogsci/2018/03/10/music-and-language-cogsci-incubator-with-acevedo-and-temperley/) will begin on Tues. April 3rd at 2:30 in ILC N458 with a discussion of David Temperley’s The Musical Language of Rock. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and discussion points that don’t

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First Annual UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference May 2, 2018

From Paul Katz I would like to invite you the First Annual UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference (https://sites.google.com/view/umass-neurosciences).The University of Massachusetts Amherst has a large and growing community of researchers and engineers who directly address issues relating to the nervous system or

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4th Annual UMass CogSci Workshop April 20th, 2018

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 here: https://goo.gl/forms/mt9v6NYU30zywGNe2. As always,

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Upcoming Cognitive Science events

There are lots of people coming to UMass (and Smith) to give CogSci talks after break – here is a list. March 19th, 4pm Weinstein Auditorium, Smith College Richard Aslin (Yale University) ​ http://haskinslabs.org/people/richard-aslin “What Looking Times and Brain Imaging

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Ma in Cognitive Brown Bag Weds. 3/21 at noon

In the next cognitive brown bag, 3/21, 12:00-1:20, Tobin 521B, Quili Ma (PBS) will present: “Testing recognition models with joint single-item and forced-choice recognition.” The abstract follows. Two models of recognition memory: the double-high threshold (2HT) and the unequal variance signal

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Richard Aslin lecture 4pm, 19 March, Smith College: Infant Learning — Looking Times and Brain Imaging

Richard Aslin (Yale University), 4pm, Monday March 19th, Weinstein Auditorium, Smith College [co-sponsored by the Developmental Science Initiative and the Office of the President, Smith College] ​ http://haskinslabs.org/people/richard-aslin “What Looking Times and Brain Imaging Can Tell Us About Attention and

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Music and Language CogSci Incubator April 13th at 2:30 with Acevedo and Temperley

There is growing interest in the 5 Colleges in music cognition and its relation to language. To build on this, Mara Breen (Mount Holyoke Psychology and Education), Joe Pater (UMass Linguistics) and Christopher White (UMass Music and Dance) have organized

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Angelika Fest in Linguistics Friday and Saturday March 9th and 10th

In celebration of Angelika Kratzer on the occasion of her retirement and of her 70th birthday, there will be a pair of talks on Friday, and a workshop on Saturday. The two public colloquia will feature  Lisa Matthewson (“Tense systems in

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Crnič in Linguistics Thursday March 8th

“Negative Polarity Items: A New Perspective” Luka Crnič (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Thursday 3/8 at 4PM, ILC N400 Negative Polarity Items (NPIs) have a more restricted distribution than other expressions in their syntactic categories. While it is uncontroversial that

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