February 2004 Cognitive Science Events in Princeton

Monday February 2

1:30 p.m. PICASso: Computational Science Lecture. "Determining the Properties of the Universe from Cosmological Background Observations: The Role of Computation in Science journal's 'Breakthrough of the Year'." David Spergel, Astrophysics, Princeton University. 105 Computer Science.

Tuesday February 3

4:30 p.m. Neuroscience of Social Decision Making Seminar. "Neural Mechanisms of Person Perception." Alex Todorov. 1-S-5 Green. (For background information contact Joshua Greene.

Thursday February 5

4:30 p.m. ISS Seminar. "Markov Channels, Sufficient Statistics, and Capacity." Sekhar Tatikonda, Electrical Engineering, Yale. B205 Equad.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. "The Mechanics of Hearing, and Some Open Questions." Elizabeth Olson, Columbia University. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Political Philosophy Colloquium. "`The Right to Have Rights' in Contemporary Europe." Seyla Benhabib, Yale. 127 Corwin. Discussing the paper available at http://web.princeton.edu/sites/politics/events/polphil.htm

Friday February 6

Noon. Psychology colloquium. "Meaning Systems and Self-Regulation." Carol Dweck, Columbia University. 0-S-6 Green.

Saturday February 7

9:30 a.m. Plasma physics Science on Saturday lecture. "The World of Structural Biology and the Protein Data Bank." Helen Berman, Rutgers University. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal. For information, call 243-2121 or visit http://www.pppl.gov/education/pages/sci_sat_sched_2004.html

Monday February 9

2:00 p.m. Rutgers University Human and Machine Vision Talk. "Geometry and Design of General Catadioptric Imaging Systems." Rahul Swaminathan, GRASP Lab, Univ. of Pennsylvania. 101 Psychology Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Tuesday February 10

1:00 p.m. Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science Talk. "The Pygmalion Problem and Early Symbol Use." Judy DeLoache, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia. 101 Psychology Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Wednesday February 11

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences seminar. "Successes of Computational Science." Christodoulos Floudas. Convocation Room, Friend.

4:00 p.m. Computer Science Colloquium. "Comparative Genomics for Biodefense: Tracking the Source of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks." Steven Salzberg, Institute for Genomic Research. 105 Computer Science.

Thursday February 12

4:30 p.m. ISS Seminar. "Wireless Networks: From Information Transfer to Sensing and Control." Panganamala Kumar, University of Ilinois at Urbana Champagne. B205 EQuad.

Saturday February 14

9:30 a.m. Plasma physics Science on Saturday lecture. "Grid Computing." Manish Parashar, Rutgers University. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal. For information, call 243-2121 or visit http://www.pppl.gov/education/pages/sci_sat_sched_2004.html.

Monday February 16

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences seminar. "Successes of Computational Science." David Botstein. Convocation Room, Friend

3:00 PM Rutgers Linguistic Department Talk. "A Restricted Model of UR Discovery." Adam Albright, UCSC. 108 Rutgers Linguistic Department Building, 18 Seminary Place, New Brunswick.

4:00 p.m. Lewis-Sigler Institute lecture. "Imaging Spontaneous Dynamics of Cortical Circuits." Rafael Yuste, Columbia University. 101 Icahn Lab.

Tuesday February 17

1:00 p.m. Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science Colloquium. "How could a massively modular mind exhibit context-sensitivity?" Dan Sperber, Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS, EHESS & ENS), Paris. 101 Psychology Building, Busch Campus, Ruters-New Brunswick.

Wednesday Feburary 18

4:00 p.m. Computer Science Colloquium. "Heuristic Search and Triangle Inequality." Andrew V. Goldberg, Microsoft Research. 105 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Visual arts/Young lecture/film studies film and discussion. Jonas Mekas: "As I Was Moving Ahead, Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty." Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Thursday February 19

Noon. Political Philosophy Discussion. "Evaluating Political Questions: Evidence from Functional Brain Imaging." Darren Schreiber, University of Pennsylvania, 300 Wallace Hall. Contact D. G. Price for a copy of the paper being discussed.

4:30 p.m. ISS Seminar. "A Packet Switch to Serve One Million Households." Sandy Fraser, Fraser Research. B205 Equad.

4:30 p.m. Rutgers University Philosophy Department Colloquium. "Free Will: Two Radical Proposals." Saul Smilansky, University of Haifa. 128-129 Davison Hall, Douglas Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Friday February 20

1:00 Rutgers-Newark Psychology Department Colloquium. "Origins of Object Knowledge." Scott Johnson, NYU. 371A Smith Hall. 101 Warren Street, Newark Campus, Rutgers University.

4:00 pm. Department of Philosophy Seminar. "Moorean Facts and Belief Revision." Tom Kelly, University of Notre Dame. McCosh 4.

Saturday February 21

9:30 a.m. Plasma physics Science on Saturday lecture. "Glass, the Canvas for Science: From the Scientific Glassblower's Perspective." Michael Souza. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal. For information, call 243-2121 or visit http://www.pppl.gov/education/pages/sci_sat_sched_2004.html.

Monday February 23

Noon. Rutgers University Newark Psychology Department "RUMBA" Talk on Modeling and Theory in Neuroimaging. "FMRI experimental paradigms and the Brainvoyager analysis environment." Rainer Goebel University of Maastricht Smith Hall-Room 371A: FishBowl 101 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

4 p.m. Lewis-Sigler Institute lecture. "Genetic Analysis of Behavioral Circuits." Cornelia Bargmann, University of California-San Francisco. 101 Icahn Lab.

4:30 p.m. Law and Public Affairs Seminar Workshop. "The Golden Brethren: The Political Economy of Senior Federal Judges." Albert Yoon, Professor of Law and Political Science at Northwestern University School of Law. Opening comment by Orley Ashenfelter. For a copy of the paper contact Cindy Schoeneck at cindyk@princeton.edu; hard copies are available outside the Law and Public Affairs Program office in Robertson 416A.

Tuesday February 24

1:00 p.m. Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science Colloquium. "Cognitive influences on spatial hearing." Rachel Keen, Umass-Amherst, Department of Psychology. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers, New Brunswick.

Wednesday February 25

4:30 p.m. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar. Discussing "Is Every Birth Wrongful? Is Any Birth Morally Required?" David Wasserman Research Scholar, Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy University of Maryland, College Park. Melinda Roberts, respondent, Philosophy, The College of New Jersey. 2 Robertson. Request paper from Elenitsa Lia Lewis lialewis@princeton.edu.

Thursday February 26

11:45 a.m. Neuroscience lunch talk. "The strange mappings between neural time and subjective time: How far in the past do we live, and why?" David Eagleman, University of Texas, Houston Medical School. 101 Carl Icahn Lab.

4:30 p.m. ISS Seminar. "A Game Theoretic View of Efficiency Loss in Network Resource Allocation." John Tsitsiklis, MIT. B205 EQuad.

4:30 p.m. Program In Ethics and Public Affairs Discussion. "Desert and Equality." Richard J. Arneson, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego. Opening Comment by Gilbert Harman. Kerstetter Room, 3rd Floor, Marx Hall. Contact Marge Junious (junious@princeton.edu; 8-4798) or visit 304 Louis Marx Hall for a copy of the paper.

Friday February 27

10:30 a.m. Psychology talk. "Time and the brain, part 2: the speeding and slowing of subjective time and illusory reversals of perceived order." David Eagleman, University of Texas, Houston Medical School. 0-S-9 Green.

Noon. Psychology colloquium. "The Female Leadership Advantage: An Evaluation of the Evidence." Alice Eagly, Northwestern University. 0-S-6 Green.

1:00 p.m. Rutgers-Newark Psychology Department Talk. "Cognitive errors, critical thinking, and the scientific method." Alan Gilchrist.RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - NEWARK Smith Hall-Room 371A 101 Warren Street, Newark.

3:30 p.m. CE Seminar. "DARPA's Information Processing Technology Office: Developing Cognitive Systems." Ron Brachman, Director, DARPA/IPTO. 004 Friend.

4:00 p.m. Department of Philosophy Colloquium. "Ignorance and Experience." Daniel Stoljar, Australian National University; Visitor, University of Michigan. 4 McCosh.

4:00 p.m. Moral Philosophy Seminar. "Responsibility and Rectification for Past Injustice: The Case of American Chattel Slavery." Rahul Kumar, University of Pennsylvania. Kerstetter Seminar Room, third floor, Louis Marx Hall. To request a copy of the paper contact S. Matthew Liao [mailto:sliao@Princeton.EDU].