Cognition and Brain Sciences Seminars

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Fridays

Online via Zoom

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 (


Date Presenter Title
Sep. 10 Remembering Tony Marley
Sep. 17 Dr.Jim Tanaka The expertise of object and face recognition
Sep. 24 Dr. Daniel Bub Still playing 20 questions after all these years
Oct. 01 Dr. Michael Masson The Relationship Between Bayes Factor and Bayesian Credible Intervals
Oct. 08 Dr. Stephen Lindsay Constraints on What Cognitive Psychologists Can Tell Judges and Juries About Eyewitness Evidence
Oct. 15 CABS Candidate #1 TBA
Oct. 22 CABS Candidate #2 TBA
Oct. 29 CABS Candidate #3 TBA
Nov. 5 Dr. David Medler

Trust versus Knowledge: Factors Influencing Adherence to COVID-19 Guidelines among Academics  

Nov. 19 TBA
Nov. 26 Dr. April Nowell Growing Up in the Ice Age: Were Children Drivers of Human Cultural Evolution?
Dec. 3 Dr. Ipek Oruc (UBC) Pathogenic heterogeneity for face processing in autism revealed by support vector machine classification
Dec. 10 Eva Rubinova Recall of instances of repeated events: Accuracy, consistency, and the structure of errors
Dec. 17 Dr. Martha McGiness Songs, structure, and the mind
Jan. 14 Kira Dolhan An Introduction to Cognitive Computational Neuroscience
Jan. 21 Justin Kantner Cognitive Space for Multiracial Faces
Jan. 28 Thomas Ferguson

Understanding the impact of acute stress on the explore-exploit dilemma

Feb. 4 Patrick Dywer (UC Davis) Auditory Electrophysiological Responses in Young Autistic and Non-Autistic Children: Information lost in ERP Group Averages
Feb. 11 Amy Vanwell Gazer: Analyzing visual attention with a new web-based eye tracking system
Feb. 18 Eric Mah Online co-witness discussions can lead to memory conformity
Mar. 4 Josh Palmer Exploring Dispersion as a Novel Operationalization of Gait Based Metrics for Health Outcomes
Mar. 11 Michael Wilden Exploring the Impact of a Walking Intervention on Change in Gait Performance, Cognitive Function, and Vascular Health in low Active Older Adults
Mar. 18 Morgan Teskey Representations of hand images
Mar. 25 Morgan Shaeffer Capturing daily-life executive impairments in adults: Does the choice of neuropsychological tests matter?
Apr. 1 Alison Campbell Developments in developmental prosopagnosia
Apr. 8 Majd Hawily Generalizing the Materials Based Bias Effect
Apr. 15 Noah Moise Getting a Handle on Meaning

Archives of Schedules for Past Years:

2018 - 2019





2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011