November 2009 Cognitive Science Events in Princeton

Monday November 2

Noon. Rutgers Perceptual Science Talk. "From Co-Occurence to Correspondence." Benjamin Taskar, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

Tuesday November 3

CANCELED: 1 PM. RuCCS Colloquium. "Categorization and Interpretation in Phonetic Learning." Daniel Swingley, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers. CANCELED.

Wednesday November 4

2 PM. Rutgers Philosophy Colloquium. "Praxis, Dilemma Morality, and the Failed Philosopher." Patrick Byrne. CEO and Chairman of the Board of Overstock.com. Seminar Room, 3 Seminary Place on College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

4:30 PM. Neuroscience and Social Decision-Making. "Sequential Processing of Lexical, Grammatical, and Phonological Information within Broca's Area." Ned Sahin, UCSD. 1-S-5 Green.

Thursday November 5

4:30 PM. Rutgers Philosophy Colloquim. Title TBA. Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh. Seminar Room, 3 Seminary Place on College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Friday November 6

3 PM. Rutgers Linguistics Colloquium. "Intervention Effects, Superiority and Pied Piping: Evidence from Tlingit." Seth Cable, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 108 18 Seminary Place, Rutgers, New Brunswick.

Monday November 9

Noon. Rutgers Perceptual Science Talk. "The Organization of Behavioral Repertoire in the Motor Cortex." Michael Graziano, Psychology, Princeton University. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers University.

12:00 PM. Biophysics Seminar. "Unraveling the Structure of Time in the Brain." Michale Fee, MIT. Joseph Henry Room, Jadwin Hall.

4:30 PM. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar. "Bioliberation: The Moral Obligation to Enhance Human Beings." Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. David Benatar will respond. 2 Robertson.

Tuesday November 10

12:30 PM. Ethics Seminar. "Internalism for Externalists." Peter Railton, University of Michigan. 201 Marx.

1 PM. RuCCS Colloquium. "The Benefits and Pitfalls of Using Imprecise Probabilities to Represent Uncertainty." James Joyce, Philosophy, University of Michigan. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

Wednesday November 11

4:30 PM. NSDM. "Neural and behavioral responses to social feedback during group decision-making." Damon Tomlin, Princeton Neuroscience Institute. 1-S-5 Green.

Thursday November 12

11 AM. ML-Stat Talk. "Classification of Multivariate Time Series via Temporal Abstraction." Robert Moskovitch, Medical Informatics Research Centere, Ben-Gurian University, Israel. 402 Computer Science.

Noon. Rutgers "What Is Cognitive Science?" Lecture. "Do Baboons Have a Language of Thought?" Elizabeth Camp, University of Pennsylvania. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

Noon. Computer Engineering Seminar. "Quantitative Analysis via Game-Theoretic Learning." Sanjit Seshia, UC-Berkeley. B327 EQuad.

4:30 PM. Rutgers Philosophy Colloquium. Title TBA. James Joyce, University of Michigan. Seminar Room, 3 Seminary Place on College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

4:30 PM. Political Philosophy Colloquium. "What Is Political Philosophy?" Charles Larmore, Brown University. 127 Corwin.

Friday November 13

4 PM. Philosophy Colloquium. "Inference And Decision Making With Imprecise Probabilities." James Joyce, University of Michigan. 2 Robertson.

Saturday November 14

1 PM - 5 PM. Medical Humanities Conference, Temple University School of Medicine, 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Program: http://www.temple.edu/medicine/departments_centers/urban_bioethics_medical_humanities/events.htm.

Tuesday November 17

11 AM. Rutgers Computational Biomedice Imaging and Modeling Center Colloquium. "Brain Reading: Multivariate Classification of Mental States." Stephen Jose Hanson, Psychology, Rutgers-Newark. 25 Biomedical Engineering Modular Building, 617 Bowser Road, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

4:30 PM. ISS Seminar. "Geometric Entropy Minimization." Alfred Hero, University of Michigan. B205 EQuad.

Wednesday November 18

Noon. UCHV Lunchtime Talk. "Analyzing Harm." Ben Bradley, Philosophy, Syracuse University. 301 Marx. Download paper from: http://uchv.princeton.edu/.

Noon. Neuroscience Seminar. "What Do Astrocytes Do?" Ben Barnes, Stanford University. 003 Lewis Thomas Lab.

4:30 PM. Computer Science Colloquium. "Smart Assertions for Dumb Provers." David Naumann, Stevens Institute of Technology. 105 Computer Science.

4:30 PM. Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar. "Better Never to Have Been." David Benatar, commentator Ben Bradley. 2 Robertson.

Thursday November 19

4:30 PM. Neuroscience Seminar. Title "Paying Attention to the Most Informative Sensory Neurons." John Serences, Psychology, UC San Diego. 107 Schultz.

4:30 PM. Ethics and Public Affairs Seminar. Title "Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom." Debra Satz, Stanford University. 301 Marx. Download paper from: http://uchv.princeton.edu/.

Friday November 20

1 PM. Linguistics Talk. "A Domain-General Approach to Ellipsis." Ray Jackendoff, Tufts University. 209 Scheide Caldwell.

Monday November 23

Noon. RuCCS Perceptual Science Talk. "Naturalistic Visual Search." Mary Bravo, Psychology, Rutgers. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

4 PM. PACM Colloquium. "Solving High-Dimensional Stochastic Optimization Problems using Approximate Dynamic Programming." Warren Powell, ORFE. 217 Fine.

Tuesday November 24

12:30 PM. Behavioral Economics Seminar. Guillaume Frechette, NYU. 001 Robertson.

Wednesday November 25

1 PM. Molecular Biology Neuroscience Seminar. Olga Boudker, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. 003 Lewis Thomas Lab.

Thursday November 26

Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monday November 30

Noon. Rutgers Perceptual Science Talk. "Contemporary Video Game Design: Challenges in Visualization, Interaction and Dynamic Simulation." Andy Nealen, Computer Science, Rutgers. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.