Colloquium Schedule

Institute of Cognitive Science Colloquium Schedule

All colloquia take place on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) in Room D428 and D430 on the fourth floor of the Muenzinger Psychology Building.

If you have questions, please call the ICS Office at 303-492-5063.

Fall 2016

September 2, 2016 ~ Opening Session
ICS Director, Dr. T. Sumner

September 5, 2016
Labor Day, Campus Closed

September 8, 2016 (Thursday), 5-6 PM
Hosted at:
Colorado State University, Lory Student Center Theatre
Elizabeth Loftus
Distinguished Professor at University of California-Irvine, School of Social Ecology

September 9, 2016
Jessica Witt
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University

Title: Spatial Perception is Action-Specific: Softballs look Bigger to Batters who are Hitting Better than Others

Abstract: Perception of the surrounding environment is shaped by a person’s body and ability to act within the environment. For example, hills appear steeper and distances appear farther to people who are obese, lack physical fitness, or are fatigued.  Sports targets appear bigger and slower to athletes who are playing better than others. Even though the optical information processed by the eye is exactly the same, target objects look different across perceivers and across situations as a function of the perceiver’s ability to act. This research calls for changes to current theories of spatial perception to incorporate the body and its actions as an influential source of information.

September 16, 2016 - Distinguished Speaker Talk
Lucy Van Duwende
Senior Researcher, Microsoft

September 30, 2016
INC 5 Year Anniversary Talk

October 14, 2016 - Distiguished Speaker Talk
Bill Croft

Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

October 21, 2016
Daniel Szafir

Assistant Professor, ATLAS Institute/Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

November 4, 2016
Steve Maier

Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder; Director of the Center for Neuroscience

November 11, 2016
Rafael Frongillo

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

November 18, 2016
Al Kim

Associate Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder

November 21-25. 2016
Fall/Thanksgiving Break
Campus closed November 24th and 25th

December 2, 2016
Wani (Choong-Wan) Woo

Post-Doc, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder