Schedule for Fall 2012

August

August 27, 2012
School starts

September

September 7, 2012 
Opening Session: State of the Institute,
followed by ICS Fellows Meeting

September 14, 2012 

September 21, 2012
Robert D. Rupert, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Colorado Boulder
Title: "Embodiment, Consciousness, and the Massively Representational Mind"
Abstract

September 28, 2012 
Laurence Steinberg, PhD
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology 
Temple University 
Title: "Should the Science of Adolescent Brain Development Inform Legal Policy?" 
NOTE: Dr. Steinberg will be speaking in MUEN E214, on the east wing of the second floor. 
Abstract

October

October 5, 2012 
Gerhard Fisher
Professor Emeritus
Center for LifeLong Learning and Design (L3D)
Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder

October 8, 2012 
Albert (Al) Kim
Institute of Cognitive Science
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado Boulder
NOTE: Dr. Kim will be speaking in MUEN E214, on the east wing of the second floor, at 4:00 pm. The talk will be part of his tenure and promotion process and a great opportunity to hear about his latest work. 

October 12, 2012 
Daniel Russell
Uber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness in Mountain View
Google
Title: "What does it mean to be literate in the age of Google?"
Abstract

October 19, 2012
Caroline Denaes
University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science
Title: "Analogical reasoning and touch screen computer as ways to offload the memory of individuals with intellectual disabilities"
Abstract

October 26, 2012 
Ryan Baker, PhD
Julius and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer
Associate Professor of Human Development
Teachers College
Columbia University
Hosted by Tamara Sumner and Bill Penuel
Shared event with Computer Science and Education Department
Title: "Studying Student Disengagement with Educational Data Mining"
NOTE: Dr. Baker will be speaking in MUEN E214, on the east wing of the second floor.
Abstract

November

November 9, 2012 
William Raymond, PhD
Assistant Director of CRT
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
AND
Esther Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Spanish and Portuguise 
University of Colorado Boulder
Title: "The Cumulative Effect of Reducing Environments:  Instance Memory and Representaitonal Change"
Abstract

November 16, 2012 

November 19-23, 2012 
Fall Break/Thanksgiving Break

November 27, 2012
Chris R. Sims, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Center for Visual Science and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
University of Rochester
Title:  "Shared Computational Foundations of Visual Memory and Visual-Motor Coordination"
NOTE:  This talk is on a Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in MUEN D428/430.
Abstract

November 30, 2012
Benjamin K. Bergen
Associate Professor
Department of Cognitive Science
University of California, San Diego
Title:  "Does Language Put Simulation in the Driver's Seat?"
NOTE: Prof. Bergen will be speaking in MUEN E214, on the east wing of the second floor.
Abstract

November 30, 2012
Tal Yarkoni, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Title:  "Studying Natural Language (more) Naturally with fMRI:  An Informatics Approach"
NOTE:  This talk will be presented at 3:30 p.m. in MUEN D428/430.
Abstract

December

December 7, 2012
Jarrod A. Lewis-Peacock, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Princeton University
Title:  "The Flexible Deployment of Memory Resources"
Abstract

December 11, 2012
Elizabeth Bonawitz, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Associate
University of California, Berkeley
Title:  "How Children Change Their Minds"
NOTE: This talk is on a Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in MUEN D428/430.
Abstract

December 14, 2012
Joseph Austerweil
Post-doctoral Researcher
Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
Title:  "Constructing Flexible Representations"
Abstract