February 2014 Cognitive Science Events in Princeton

Saturday February 1

4:30 PM. Julesz Lecture on Brain Research. "What Neurology Can Reveal About the Human Mind: The Moving Mind: Body, Brain, and Creativity." V. S. Ramachandran, Director Center for Brain and Cognition and Professor of Psychology and Neurosciences Program, UC San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology, Salk Institute. Livingston Student Center, Multipurpose Room, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, Rutgers.

Monday February 3

4:30 PM. PACM Colloquium. "Inferring and Encoding Graph Partitions." Chris Wiggins, Columbia University. 214 Fine Hall.

Tuesday February 4

1 PM. CANCELED. RuCCS Colloquium. "Estimating and Representing Uncertainty in Perception and Action." Laurence T. Maloney, Psychology and Center for Neural Science, NYU. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers. CANCELED.

Wednesday February 5

4:30 PM. CANCELED. Neuroscience and Social Decision Making. "Feeling Good about Doing Bad in Mixed-Motive Decision Settings." Malia Mason, Columbia University. PSH/PNI 101. (Peretsman-Scully Hall/Princeton Neuroscience Institute.) CANCELED.

Thursday February 6

4:30 PM. Princeton Workshop on Normative Philosophy. "The Intuitive Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility." Pamela Hieronymi, Philosophy, UCLA. 301 Marx.

4:30 PM. Rutgers Philosophy Talk. "Mind and Being: the Primacy of Pansychism?" Galen Strawson, Philosophy, U Texas. 5th Floor, 106 Somerset ST., New Brunswick.

Friday February 7

4 PM. Philosophy Talk. "What Is An Inference?" Ram Neta, Philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill. 2 Robertson.

4:30 PM. Linguistics Lecture. "Nonveridicality in Natural Language:Negation, Affirmation and the Logical Space in Between." Anatasia Giannakidou, University of Chicago. 16 Josepth Henry House.

Monday February 10

Noon. Biophysics Seminar. "Codes and Mechanisms for Representation and Persistent Activity in the Noisy Brain." Ila Fiete, University of Texas. Joseph Henry Room, Jadwin.

Tuesday February 11

1 PM. RuCCS Colloquium. "Mostly Framing." Paul Pietroski, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Maryland. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

Wednesday February 12

4:30 PM. Linguistics Lecture. "Focus Sensitivity and What It Tells Us about Grammar." Michael Wagner, McGill University. TBD.

4:30 PM. Computer Science Colloquium. "Feature Allocations, Paintboxes, and Probability Functions." Ttamara Broderick, UC Berkeley. 105 Computer Science.

Friday February 14

1 PM. Rutgers-Newark Psychology Colloquium. "Understanding How Others Communicate Through Speech and Gesture in Infancy." Athena Vouloumanos, Psychology, NYU. 371-A Smith Hall, Rutgers-Newark.

Monday February 17

Noon. Rutgers Perceptual Science Talks. "Probabilistic Computation in Visual Categorization." Wi Ji Ma, NYU, Psychology and Neural Science, NYU. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

3 PM. Institute for Advanced Study Talk. "On Motor-Intentionality in Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception." Gabrielle Jackson, Philosopher visiting the Institute for Advanced Study. Marquand House, 150 Stockton Street (aka Route 206).

Tuesday Fbruary 18

1 PM. RuCCS Colloquium. "Inputs and Algorithms in Visual Cognition." Jonathan Flombaum, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

4:30 PM. ORFE Colloquium. "Computation, Communication, and Privacy Constrainats on Statistical Estimation." John Duchi, UC Berkeley. 101 Sherrerd.

Wednesday February 19

Noon. Pschology for Philosophers Talk. Nicholas Turk-Brown, Psychology. Tower Room 1879 Hall.

4:30 PM. Philosophy Talk. "Can I Be Down? Preparatory Conditions, Speech Communities, and Illocutionary Acts." Philosophy Seminar Room, 5th Floor, 106 Somerset Street, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers.

4:30 PM. Neuroscience and Social Decision Making. "Emotion, Cognition, and the Adolescent Brain." Leah Somerville, Harvard University. PSH/PNI 101. (Peretsman-Scully Hall/Princeton Neuroscience Institute.)

4:30 PM. Computer Science Talk. "Computation, Communication, and Privacy Constraints on Learning." John Duchi, UC Berkeley. 105 Computer Science.

4:30 PM. Linguistics Talk. "The Sociolinguistic Puzzle of Language." Sali A. Tagliamonte, University Toronto. 15 Joseph Henry House.

Thursday February 20

11 AM. Psychology Colloquium. "Learn Like a Baby: The Power of Language Input on Statistical Learning." Casey Lew-Williams, Northwestern University. Langfeld Lounge, 201 Peretsman-Scully.

Friday February 21

3 PM. Rutgers Psycholinguistics Talk. "Language, memory, and brain: Do we learn language in the same brain systems that rats use to learn a maze?" Michael T. Ullman, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Psychology and Neurology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. 100 Art History, Douglas Campus, Rutgers.

4:30 PM. Linguistics Lecture. "Focus Sensitivity and What It Tells Us about Grammar." Michael Wagner, McGill University. 16 Joseph Henry House.

Monday February 24

11 AM. "How Does Structured Experience Support Perceptual Development? Insights from Neuroimaging with Infants." Lauren Emberson, University of Rochester. Langfeld Lounge, 201 Peretsman-Scully.

4:30 PM. ML Stat Talk. "Statistical Models to Study How a Genetic Variant Impacts an Organism." Barbara Engelhardt, Duke. 105 Computer Science.

Tuesday February 25

1 PM. RuCCS Colloquium. "General and Specific Aspects of Verb Meanings: the light verb SAY." Jane Grimshaw, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Rutgers. 101 Psychology, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

4:30 PM. Computer Science Colloquium. "Program Synthesis for the Masses." Rishabh Singh, MIT. 105 Computer Science.

Thursday February 27

4:30 PM. Linguistics Lecture. "Language for Communication: Language as Rational Inference." Edward Gibson, MIT. 16 Joseph Henry House.

4:30 PM. Computer Science Colloquium. "Guaranteed Learning of Latent Variable Models: Overlapping Community Models and Overcomplete Representations." Anima Anandkumar, UC Irvine. 105 Computer Science.

4:30 PM. Electrical Engineering Seminar. "Information Theory of Bursty Communication." Aslan Tchamkerten, Telecom ParisTech. B205 EQuad.

4:30 PM. Political Philosophy Colloquium. "Emotions and Relationships: On a Theme from Strawson." R. Jay Wallace, UC Berkeley. 127 Corwin.