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  • Perception Action Seminar Series Download Perception Action Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Benjamin Jee, Rhode Island College. Title: A Cognitive Science Approach to Spatial Science Learning. Abstract: Enhancing student performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a central educational initiative in the United States. Research from the cognitive and learning sciences has demonstrated that spatial thinking skills contribute to students’ success in these disciplines. Understanding the acquisition and representation of spatial knowledge could thus support new innovations in STEM education. In this talk I will discuss interdisciplinary research that applies cognitive science theory and methods to STEM learning. One line of research examines how the comparison of visual examples affects novices’ learning of basic spatial concepts in structural geology. A second line of research uses computer-based sketching software to capture the effects of domain expertise on people’s drawings of complex causal processes. I will discuss how this program of research can be applied to support student learning in a range of STEM disciplines. PLEASE NOTE - THIS TALK WILL BE HELD IN METCALF, ROOM 230. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events > Other location: see description for details Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • LingLangLunch Download LingLangLunch to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Eladio Mateo Toledo (B'alam), CIESAS-Sureste, México. Title: The Destinative Construction in Q’anjob’al (Maya. PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN METCALF 305. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • Cognition Seminar Series Download Cognition Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    May 1, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Adam Bear, Yale University. Title: An Evolutionary Model of Dual-Process Morality. Abstract: Recent work has explored cooperative decision making using a dual-process framework. We design a formal computational model to explore how dual-process cognition might evolve in the context of cooperation. Agents play 1-shot or repeated Prisoner’s Dilemmas. They can either employ an inflexible “intuitive” cognitive style or pay a cost to “reflect” and flexibly vary their strategy depending on the kind of interaction they find themselves in. We find that, in environments that consist of a mix of 1-shot and repeated interactions, dual-process agents, who sometimes deliberate (when the cost is low enough) and sometimes decide intuitively, evolve. Crucially, however, this deliberation only evolves when agents intuitively cooperate, suggesting that deliberation serves to exploit agents who are too spontaneously trusting. Our model additionally finds that agents from more homogeneous populations are less inclined to deliberate and more inclined to reason intuitively and, thus, makes the novel empirical prediction that people from more diverse populations should deliberate more than those from less diverse populations. Taken together, this work helps further our understanding of how evolution shapes our unique cognitive architecture. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series Download Social Cognitive Science Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    May 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Friedman Family Lecture in Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. Speaker: Joanna Korman, Brown University. Title: TBA http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • Inge-Marie Eigsti University of Connecticut Download Inge-Marie Eigsti  University of Connecticut to my desktop calendar

    May 20, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Speaker: Inge-Marie Eigsti, University of Connecticut. Title: Language acquisition in autism spectrum disorders: The big impact of small differences. Sponsored by - The Brown Center for Children and hosted by Professor James Morgan http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Departments
  • Megan Reilly PhD Defense Download Megan Reilly PhD Defense to my desktop calendar

    June 10, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The neural basis of semantic categories and features Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, Audience, Departments

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