Schedule for Spring/Summer 2013

January

January 14, 2013 
-First day of classes

January 24, 2013 (Thursday)
Michael Mozer, PhD
Professor
Institute of Cognitive Science
Department of Computer Science and
University of Colorado Boulder
Title:  "Discovering Optimal Training Policies:  A New Experimental Paradigm"
Abstract
Hosted by the Center for Research on Training (Muen. E214)

January 25, 2013
Dr. Daniel Hyman
Pediatric Hospitalist
Children's Hospital Colorado
Title:  "Transforming a Hospital Culture - What can cognitive science teach us?"
Abstract

January 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Gary McClelland, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado Boulder
Title:  "Everything you ever wanted to know about power but were afraid to ask:  A unified and simplified approach to power analysis for linear models."
Abstract
Hosted by the Center for Research on Training (Muen. E214)

February

February 1, 2013
Tom Yeh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Title:  "Making GUI Automation Accessible Using Computer Vision"
Abstract

February 7, 2013 (Thursday)
Keith Lohse, PhD
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
School of Kinesiology
The University of British Columbia
Title: "Video games and rehabilitation: Using design principles to enhance patient engagement."
Abstract
Hosted by the Center for Research on Training (Muen. E214)

February 8, 2013
Keith Lohse, PhD
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
School of Kinesiology
The University of British Columbia
Title: "Neuroplasticity in the CNS as a function of motor skill learning: A systematic review and meta-analysis."
Abstract

February 15, 2013
Richard Zemel, PhD
Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Title:  "Online probabilistic inference in neural populations"
Abstract

February 22, 2013

March

March 1, 2013

March 8, 2013

March 15, 2013
Cynthia Fisher, PhD
Professor
Psychology Department
University of Illinois
Title:  "The origins of syntactic bootstrapping:  A computational model"
Abstract

March 22, 2013

March 25-29, 2013 
-Spring Break

April

April 5, 2013
Steven Bethard, PhD
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Title:  Understanding Timelines in Natural Language Narratives
Abstract

April 12, 2013

April 19, 2013

Micheal Eisenberg, PhD
Institute of Cognitive Science
Department of Computer Science
Center for Lifelong Learning and Design
University of Colorado

William Penuel, PhD
Professor of Education
School of Education
University of Colorado

Joseph Polman, PhD
Associate Dean of Research
Professor of Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences
School of Education
University of Colorado Boulder
Title: Converging on Cognition
Abstract

April 19, 2013 (3:00 p.m.)
Gael Varoquaux
Permanent Researcher, Parietal Team
INRIA
Saclay, France
Title:  What can we learn of brain organization by mining resting-state?
Abstract

April 22, 2013 (4:00 PM - CLRE 104)
Lise Menn, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Linguistics
University of Colorado Boulder

Jill Duffield
PhD Candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of Colorado Boulder
Title:  Coming to Agreement:  The Integration of Hierarchical and Sequential Structure in a Language Production Model
Abstract

April 26, 2013

April 30, 2013 (Tuesday) - 4:00 PM
Lisa Brenner, PhD
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Title:  "Traumatic Brain Injury, Comorbid Disorders and Negative Psychiatric Outcomes Among Veterans and Military Personnel"
Abstract
Hosted by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (E214)

May

May 3, 2013
ICS Fiesta and Poster Session

May 4-9, 2013 
-Final Exams

May 10, 2013 
-Commencement

June

June 14, 2013 - 2:00 PM
Predrag Petrovic, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden
Title:  "The Brain and Reality - from Placebo to Psychosis"
Abstract

July

July 24, 2013 - 10:30 AM - CINC Glass Conference Room (102)
Erhard Hinrichs
University of Tuebingen, Germany
Director of CLARIN ERIC
Scientific Coordinator of CLARIN-D
Title:  "CLARIN: Toward an Integrated European Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology"

Abstract:  CLARIN (www.clarin.eu) is committed to establish an integrated and interoperable research infrastructure of language resources and its technology. It aims at lifting the current fragmentation, offering a stable, persistent, accessible and extendable infrastructure and thereby enabling eHumanities research.

The purpose of this talk is to give an overview of CLARIN as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) and, using Germany (CLARIN-D) as an examle, to highlight the added value that CLARIN ERIC provides to its member countries. A selection of CLARIN web applications and use cases as well as of enhanced WordNet language resources will be presented.

August

August 9, 2013 - 11:00 AM
Dr. Eliane Volchan
Laboratory of Neurobiology
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Title:  Body and Brain Changes Associated with Invasion of Peripersonnal Space in PTSD

Abstract: Violent events increase the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our investigation of structural brain alteration in PTSD victims of urban violence revealed reduced gray matter volume in the ventral premotor cortex. This may be associated with a disruption in the dynamical modulation of the safe space around the body in those patients. Tonic immobility, characterized by profound motor inhibition, is elicited under inescapable threat in many species. To fully support the existence of tonic immobility in humans, participants exposed to violent crime listened to the script of their autobiographical trauma while biological correlates were recorded.  Reports of script-induced immobility were associated with restricted area of body sway and were correlated with accelerated heart rate and diminished heart rate variability, implying that tonic immobility is preserved in humans as an involuntary defensive strategy. This study provided a measure of tonic immobility, a peritraumatic reaction for which cumulative clinical evidence had linked to the severity of the most disruptive sequelae of trauma exposure– PTSD.