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First Annual UMass Cognitive Science Workshop held in CS

The First Annual UMass Cognitive Science Workshop was held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the School of Computer Science, CS Building, Rooms 150/151.

The Workshop was organized to gather a cross-disciplinary group together to learn about and contribute to Cognitive Science efforts on the UMass Amherst Campus.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 2:00  Social 15 minutes to meet others interested in Cognitive Science and to see a short video introducing the new website
  • 2:15  Lisa Sanders (Co-Director Cognitive Science Initiative) will outline our current plans to become an Institute of Cognitive Science and introduce John McCarthy
  • 2:20  John McCarthy (Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School) will talk about interdisciplinary research and graduate education
  • 2:30  Andrew Barto (Computer Science) - Computational Clues to the Brain's Reward System
  • 2:50  Louise Antony (Philosophy) - Epistemology and Psychology: Can Justification be "Naturalized"?
  • 3:10  Caren Rotello (Cognitive Psychology) - Why Cognitive Psychology is Important for Neuroscience: An Example from Research on Reasoning
  • 3:30  Poster session and social hour
  • 4:30  Rajesh Bhatt (Linguistics) - The Importance of Treebanks in Cognitive Science
  • 4:50  Erik Cheries (Developmental Psychology) - Foundations of Mind: Infants' Knowledge of Objects, Agents, & Identity
  • 5:10  Dave Huber (Cognitive Neuroscience) - Testing a Perceptual Habituation Model with Electrophysiology