2018 Events

Spring Semester

Computation and the Function of Consciousness

February 7
 Gualtiero Piccinini
Professor, Philosophy Department University of Missouri – St. Louis

Can a computer improve your social skills?

February 14
 Ehsan Hoque
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester

Fast, smart and out of control: the development of language comprehension in children.

February 21 
 Jesse Snedeker
Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University 

“Not Raised in a Barrel” Understanding Interactions Between Language Variation and Language Impairment

March 7
 Alison Hendricks
Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo

Enhancing the human-robot interaction via brain computer interfaces

April 4
 Ehsan T. Esfahani
Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo

Information structure: the interface of morphosyntax, prosody and discourse

April 11
 Robert Van Valin
Professor, Linguistics Department at the University at Buffalo

Fall Semester

Deep Listener: A new neural network model of spoken word recognition that operates on real speech

September 19
 James Magnusson
Professor and Associate Director of the Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

Vasopressin's role in juvenile development: Studies of the socially awkward Brattleboro rat​

October 10
 Matthew Paul 
Assistant Professor, Psychology, University at Buffalo

The measurement of acoustic variability in speech and its role in the assessment of motor speech disorders

October 24 
 Fredrik (Frits) van Brenk
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo

Research on Individual Differences for Informing the Design of Feedback to Automobile Drivers

October 31
 Huei-Yen (Winnie) Chen
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo

Simplicity and Cognitive Modeling

November 14
 Irina Mikhalevich
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology

Vocal sequence learning in a rhythmic framework

November 28
 Julia Bruno
Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University