Cognition and Brain Sciences Seminars

3:00 - 4:20 PM, Fridays
Cornett A228

The Cognition and Brain Sciences (CaBS) program hosts a weekly seminar series (CaBSSem) most Friday afternoons from September through April. About two thirds of the sessions are dedicated to presentations by faculty and/or grad students in our program; the remaining third feature talks by visiting researchers.

Anyone with an interest in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, or generally anything cognitive, is welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you would like to receive the weekly CaBSSem announcement, which typically includes an abstract for the upcoming talk, and you are not already receiving it through the Psychat or Neuroscience mailing lists, you can subscribe to the CaBSSem mailing list (

Current Schedule:

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
September 8, 2017 Organizational Meeting
September 15, 2017 Dr. Barbara Kaup Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Tübingen, GR The role of sensorimotor processes in language comprehension
September 22, 2017 Dr. Brian Christie Neuroscience Program, UVIC Headbangers and Video Games
September 29, 2017 Chris Foster Dept. of Computer Science, UVIC Decoding Semantics During an Artificial Language Learning Task Using EEG
October 6, 2017 Dr. Mike Masson Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Compelling Actions
October 13, 2017 Dr. April Nowell Dept. of Anthropology, UVIC Seeing to Learn and Learning to See: Children, Communities of Practice and Late Pleistocene Visual Cultures
October 20, 2017 Dr. Steve Lindsay Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Subjective Experiences of Recognition Memory + Tools to Enhance Your Science
October 27, 2017 Dr. Daniel Bub Dept. of Psychology, UVIC The vicissitudes of embodiment
November 3, 2017 Dr. David Euston Dept. of Psychology, University of Lethbridge Anterior Cingulate Cortex: Scaffold for the Memories which Guide Adaptive Choices
November 17, 2017 Dr. Andrea Stocco Dept. of Psychology, University of Washington

Mechanisms of Reward-Learning Learning in the Basal Ganglia within a Cognitive Architecture

November 24, 2017 Mario Baldassari Dept. of Psychology, UVIC A New ERP-based Guilty Knowledge Test for Lineups
December 1, 2017 Danesh  Shahnazian Dept. of Psychology, UVIC The Role of Event Related Potentials Originating in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Supporting Temporally Extended Hierarchically Structured Behavior
December 8, 2017 Yin Song Dept. of Math & Statistics, UVIC
January 5, 2018 Ulrich Mueller & Hannah Mohun  (Dept. of Psychology, UVIC) The Development of Perspective Taking and Theory of Mind in Preschool Children
January 12, 2018 Greg Pearcy

School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

The arms and legs work better when used together: amplification of rhythmic activity-dependent suppression of soleus Hoffmann reflexes
January 19, 2018 Dr. David Medler  (Dept. of Psychology, UVIC)

Approaching Significance: A Cautionary Tail

January 23, 2018 (Tuesday, 4 - 5 p.m.) Dr. Lisa  Kalynchuk (4 - 5 p.m.) Associate VP  of Research Experimental Studies of Depression: From Bench to Bedside to Bench
January 26, 2018 Jordan Middleton School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Cognitive effort and frontal theta: real world applications in medical education
February 2, 2018 Alison Campbell Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Getting to know you: Tracking the neural signals of face familiarity before and after real-life socialization
February 9, 2018 Chad Williams School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Thinking, Alpha and Theta: Neural Indicators of System 1 and System 2
February 16, 2018 READING BREAK
February 23, 2018 Connor McRae Dept. of Psychology, UVIC

Reconceptualising Object-based Correspondence Effects 

March 2, 2018 Kaitlyn Fallow Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Memorability and Response Bias at the Image Level
March 9, 2018 Clay Holroyd Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Human Midcingulate Cortex Encodes Distributed Representations of Task Progress
March 16, 2018 Katie Lawless Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Changing from a Planned Action to an Alternate Action Reveals the Structure of Action Plans
March 23, 2018 Duo Wang Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Task switching and motor intentions
April 6, 2018 Thomas Ferguson School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Differences in information use revealed by EEG following learning in a multi-strategy navigational paradigm
April 13, 2018 Taryn Berman School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Choosing between the Carrot and the Cake: The Neural Correlates of Impulsivity
April 20, 2018 Morgan Teskey Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Tactile perception during reach-and-grasp action observation
April 27, 2018 Emanuela Yeung Dept. of Psychology, UVIC Varieties of Social Understanding

Archives of Schedules for Past Years:




2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011