Current Events

Regular colloquia are Wednesdays, 2:00 P.M. –  4:00 P.M., in 280 Park Hall (unless otherwise noted), North Campus, and are open to the public. To receive email announcements of each event, please subscribe to one of our mailing lists by clicking the link  that best describes you: studentUB Faculty and Staff, or Non-UB Cognitive Scientist. You can also subscribe to our calendar.

Background readings for each lecture are available to UB faculty and students on UB Learns. To access, please log in to UB Learns and select "Center for Cognitive Science" → "Course Documents" → "Background Readings for (Semester/Year)." If you are affiliated with UB and do not have access to the UBLearns website, please contact Eduardo Mercado III, director of the Center for Cognitive Science. 

Spring 2022 Events

Center for Cognitive Science Plenary Meeting

February 23

Earable Computing: Transforming Your Earphones into Next-Generation Human-Computer Interfaces

March 9
Zhanpeng Jin
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Metacognitive Monitoring of Uncertainty During College Exams

March 16
Justin Couchman
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Albright College

How does Practice Make Perfect? Computational Mechanisms and Educational Applications

April 6 (ZOOM ONLY)
Paulo Carvalho
Project Scientist, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Learning about the sensory world: cognitive and computational mechanisms of auditory category learning

April 20
Casey Roark
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh

Evidence of Cognitive Empathy in Non-Human Animals (and Why a Philosopher Cares)

May 4
Sarah Vincent
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Fall 2022 Events

Navigating variability: learning language from varying talkers

September 21st, 2pm

Speaker: Federica Bulgarelli
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Attention! …and its Importance for Hearing in Noise

September 28th, 2pm

Mishaela DiNino
Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, UB, SUNY


October 19th, 2pm

Ariel James
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Macalester College

Integration of input and expectations influences syntactic parses, not just sentence interpretation

October 26th, 2pm

Speaker: Andrés Buxó-Lugo
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UB, SUNY


November 9th, 2pm

Speaker: Michael-Paul Schallmo
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota


December 7th, 2pm

Speaker: Bill Palmer
Associate Professor, School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle