Cognition and Brain Sciences Seminars

3:30 - 4:50 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 7, 2018 Olav Krigolson School of Exercise Science, UVic Destination Mars: Using Neuroscience to Help NASA's Next Mission
September 14, 2018 Steve Lindsay Psychology, UVic Eyewitness Identification: Testing Claims Regarding Absolute Versus Relative Judgment Strategies
September 21, 2018 Sepideh Heydari Psychology, UVic Effects of pain and monetary loss on effortful decision-making during extended goal-directed behavior
September 28, 2018 Eric Mah  Psychology, UVic Social-Cognitive Biases across the Lifespan
October 5, 2018 David Medler Psychology, UVic Constraint Induced Language Therapy following Stroke: A Case Study in Neural Plasticity
October 12, 2018 Daniel Bub Psychology, UVic Representing hand-object interactions
October 19, 2018 Michael Masson Psychology, UVic A Bayesian Alternative to Within-Subject Confidence Intervals
October 26, 2018 Chad Williams Neuroscience Program, UVic Neural Learning Curves: An Electroencephalographic Investigation
November 2, 2018 Andrew Dykstra Brain and Mind Institute, Western University

Identifying physiological markers of conscious audition: Progress and problems

November 9, 2018 Dan Bernstein Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University I know it, so you must too
November 16, 2018 NO SEMINAR (Psychonomics) N.A. N.A.
November 23, 2018 Jim Tanaka Psychology, UVic I’ve just seen a face: The speed of holistic face encoding
November 30, 2018 Thomas Ferguson Psychology, UVic An investigation of correspondence effects using event-related potentials
December 7, 2018 NO SEMINAR N.A. N.A.
December 14, 2017 NO SEMINAR N.A. N.A.
December 21, 2018 NO SEMINAR N.A. N.A.
December 28, 2018 Holiday N.A. N.A.
January 4, 2019 NO SEMINAR N.A. N.A.
January 11, 2019 Tal Svoray Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev The effect of nature on happiness: Impressions from social network data analysis
January 18, 2019 Farouk Nathoo Math and Statistics, UVic Connectome Genetics in the Default Mode Network using Dynamic Causal Modelling of Resting-State fMRI
January 25, 2019  Visiting Speaker  -- NEW ROOM: COR A229 Neuropsychology job candidate Aging and Chronic Illness Through a Neuropsychological Lens: From Laboratory to Practice
February 1, 2019 Visiting Speaker  -- NEW ROOM: COR A229 Neuropsychology job candidate

Profiling Brain-Behaviour Relationships in Comorbid Mental Illness and Addiction

February 8, 2019 Emma Ullrich Psychology, UVic

Planning to Action: Action Switching and Termination

February 15, 2019 Robert Gifford Psychology, UVic The Dragons of Inaction: Psychological Barriers to Environmental Action
February 22, 2019 NO SEMINAR (Reading Break) N.A. N.A.
March 1, 2019   Emanuela Yeung Psychology, UVic Differentiating between perceptual and inferential processes in complex social understanding
March 8, 2019  Morgan Teskey Psychology, UVic Representations Automatically Evoked by a Depicted Hand
March 15, 2019 Kaitlyn Fallow Psychology, UVic Lab manuals as a tool for improving research practices and academic life
March 22, 2019 Juan Vassallo Interdisciplinary Program, Music & Psychology: UVic Music expert-novice differences in speech perception
March 29, 2019 Alison Campbell Psychology, UVic Isolating the neural response to highly familiar and self-relevant faces using frequency-tagging and EEG
April 5, 2019 Jodie Gawryluk Psychology, UVic Earlier Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease
April 12, 2019 Eric Pederson Linguistics, University of Oregon Head Gestures: A Comparison of Tamil and English Narratives
April 19, 2019 Holiday N.A. N.A.
April 26, 2019 NO SEMINAR N.A.

CABS executive meeting

Archives of Schedules for Past Years:





2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011