Cognitive Neuroscience Events
on the Evanston Campus

Current and Recent Years - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 and earlier
See the following event lists as well: Psychology - NUIN - CogSci - NBP - CBMG

The CogNS Events List has been moved to this webpage:


Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 4 PM
A Cognitive Science Dialogue -
How -- and how much -- do fMRI studies contribute to psychology?

Dr. Nancy Kanwisher, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Dr. Brian Scholl, Department of Psychology, Yale University
Swift 107, Evanston Campus

Winter/Spring 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3:45 PM
2015 DATA BLITZ, Swift 107, Evanston Campus
Speakers : Order of talks as shown
(1) David Brang (Grabowecky/Suzuki labs) - Predictive visual motion facilitates speech perception
(2) David Little (Wright lab) - Learning on a musical-interval discrimination task through a combination of task practice and stimulus exposure alone
(3) Paula de los Angeles (Wang/Swanson labs) - Brain plasticity in patients with glioblastoma multiforme
(4) Julia Schuchard (Thompson lab) - Statistical learning in aphasia: Evidence from artificial grammar learning
(5) Jeremy Hogeveen (Grafman lab) - Ventromedial prefrontal damage increases apathy through impaired valuation
(6) Amanda Cook (Rogalski lab) - The maintenance of cortical integrity in cognitive SuperAgers
(7) Dasha Zabelina (Beeman lab) - Sensory gating and creative thinking
(8) James Bartolotti (Marian lab) - Third language vocabulary learning benefits from bilinguals' existing languages
(9) Laura Batterink (Paller lab) - Functional differences between statistical learning with and without explicit training
(10) Kenneth Weber (Parrish lab) - Lateralization of cervical spinal cord activity during a simple isometric upper extremity motor task
(11) Dian Yu (Franconeri lab) - Feature based attention creates similarity grouping
(12) Heidi Jiang (Gottfried lab) - Odor-induced oscillations in the human olfactory brain
(13) Joel Voss - Manipulating memory
(14) Samantha Wootan (Reber lab) - Working memory training: The problem of comprehensively searching for transfer

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:00 PM
Special Seminar, Swift 107, Evanston
The medial temporal lob, memory, spatial navigation, and spatial cognition
Larry Squire
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology
University of California, San Diego
Research Career Scientist
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego

Friday, April 3, 2015, 4:00 PM
Special Seminar, Swift 107, Evanston
Better than expected: The cognitive and neural dynamics of prediction-based processing
Kara Federmeier
Professor of Psychology
University Scholar and College of LAS Centennial Scholar
Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience, and
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois

Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 3:15-5 PM
Workshop: Introduction to MRI processing with NUNDA
Kate Damme
Swift 210, Evanston

Winter/Spring 2014

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014, 4:15 PM
Special Seminar, Swift 107, Evanston, videoconferenced to Wieboldt 421
Robert Stickgold, Harvard University School of Medicine
Sleep, Memory, and Dreams: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach

Fall 2013

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013, 4:15 PM
Special Seminar, Swift 107, Evanston
Kevin LaBar, Duke University
Perceptual and conceptual contributions to fear learning

Winter/Spring 2013

January 15, 2013, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Cognitive Science Talk
Petr Janata, UC Davis
February 12, 2013, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Cognitive Science Talk
Marsel Mesulam, Northwestern University

Monday, March 4, 2013, 4 PM
Cognitive Science Dialogue - Understanding Consciousness
Owen Flanagan, Duke University
Evan Thompson, University of Toronto
To view a video of the event, follow this link
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Monday, May 20, 2013, noon
Annual Data Blitz at Koi in Evanston
Order of speakers after Opening Statements: Wright, Hammer, Young, Brang, Sanchez, Vargas, Deeny, Mack, Berger, Santostasi, Ryals, Zabelina, Gefen, Pornpattananangkul, Badhe, Krizman, Schroeder, and Cristofor


Wednesday, April 12, 2012, Noon
CogNS/CBMG talk, Tech L251 and Wieboldt 412
Kia Nobre, Oxford University
How Memory Shapes Perception

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4 PM
Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar / CogSci Seminar, Swift 107
Clifford Saron, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain
Intensive meditation practice: Longitudinal effects on perception, attention, emotion, and physiology

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, Noon
CogNS/CNADC talk, Hughes Auditorium (with Evanston videoconf site)
Roberto Cabeza, Duke University
Compensatory Brain Activity in Older Adults

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012, Noon
Maggie Shiffrar, Rutgers University
People Watching: Visual, motor, and social analyses of human movement

Fall 2011

October 27
Phenomenology, Perception and Cognition workshop
Mark Paterson (Pittsburgh)
Haptic perception

November 8
Phenomenology, Perception and Cognition workshop
Fiona MacPherson (Glasgow) and Richard Gray (Cardiff)
Individuating the senses

December 2
Phenomenology, Perception and Cognition workshop
Clare Batty (Kentucky)
Olfactory perception

December 12
Phenomenology, Perception and Cognition workshop
David Hilbert (UIC)
Color constancy

Winter/Spring 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 4:00 PM
Cogsci colloquium, Swift Hall 107
Jeff Karpicke, Purdue University
Separate mnemonic effects of retrieval practice and elaborative encoding

Friday, February 25, 2011, 1:30 PM
NUIN colloquium, Swift Hall 107, videoconferenced from Chicago
Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University
Towards a Neurobiology of Recollection

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4:00 PM
Psychology colloquium, Swift Hall 107
Ian Dobbins, Washington University
The benefits of biased memories
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 4:00 PM
Psychology colloquium, Swift Hall 107
Irv Biederman, University of Southern California

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 4:00 PM
12th Annual Carl P. Duncan Lecture in Memory Consolidation
Swift Hall 107
Yadin Dudai, Weizmann Institute

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 4:00 PM
Ward 5-230 (Chicago campus only)
Jim McGaugh, UC Irvine

Friday, May 13, 2011, 2:00 PM
Annual Data Blitz, Swift Hall 107
Order of Speakers:
- Todd Parrish (CAMRI): Center for Advanced MRI update
- Derin Cobia (Wang lab): The neurobiology of neuropsychologically defined Schizophrenia subtypes
- Julia Rao (Weintraub lab): Personality factors associated with preservation of episodic memory in SuperAging
- Hans Breiter (Breiter lab): Reward/aversion: its lawfulness, regulation, and clinical implications
- Rachel Bencic (Nusslock lab): ERPs as an index of reward sensitivity in individuals with bipolar disorder
- Eisha Wali (Thompson lab): Network modulation during complex syntactic processing
- Lisa Hechtman (Chiao lab): Dynamic cultural influences on neural response to emotional stimuli
- Jieun Kim (Wong lab): Sound category selectivity in the auditory cortex measured with high-resolution fMRI and multivariate analysis
- Rob Hurley (Mesulam lab): Crossmodal association in Primary Progressive Aphasia
- Jerome Prado (Booth lab): Neural efficiency underlies intra-individual variability in performance
- James Antony (Paller lab): Enhancing motor learning for a melodic sequence by re-playing the melody during sleep
- Danny Sanchez (Reber lab): Explicit knowledge influences consolidation but not immediate performance in implicit skill learning
- James Howard (Gottfried lab): Reward-related representations of natural food odor in the human brain
- Marcia Grabowecky (Suzuki/Grabowecky labs): Interactions of auditory amplitude-modulation rate and visual frequency in visual processing
The rest TBA:
- Yangqing Lucie Xu (Franconeri lab): Shifting selection may control apparent motion
- Xue Wang (Parrish lab): White matter microstructure changes induced by motor skill learning
- Matthew Schroeder (Wang lab): Functional connectivity of the hypothalamus in polycystic ovary syndrome, obese and lean controls