IBACS Meet-and-Speak Event
The CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS) invites you to their annual two-day “Meet and Speak” event on May 14th and 15th where affiliated faculty (from the Storrs campus and UConn Health Center) will give up to 15-minute presentations describing, in accessible language, the research they have carried out, or propose carrying out, with seed funding previously awarded by IBACS. Graduate Students affiliated with the Institute will be performing short “datablitz” style presentations about their involvement in Seed Funded or related research, and posters. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held on the first floor of Oak Hall (101-107) from 9:00am-6:30pm. A general program is available; a detailed program with speakers and titles will be available shortly.
In addition, the 2019 Meet-and-Speak will feature a film series on Tuesday evening and a Keynote speaker on Wednesday evening:
- IBACS Film Series at 4pm, May 14 in Oak Hall 101 – Please join us as we premiere a series of short films produced by Tim Miller, from the Department of Digital Media and Design, profiling scientists affiliated with the Institute. Tim will speak about the challenges of translating science into film, and each of his protagonists will speak about how the film process influenced their own thinking about how to communicate science.
- Richard Aslin, Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT at 5pm, May 15 in Oak Hall 101 – Title and abstract TBA. Dr. Aslin works on brain function and infant learning.
This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the diverse research that IBACS affiliates are engaged in, and will provide a forum for cross-disciplinary networking. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided. More information about this event can be found here.
If you are interested in attending all or part of this 2-day event, please register by May 1st. Attendance at each session or each day is not required, and you will be able to specify on the registration form which sessions you can attend.
Colloqiua, Workshops and Lectures, etc.
HIGHLIGHTS from 2017/2018
- Cognitive Science hosted David Rand from Yale: The Cognitive Science of Fake News
- Psychology hosted Gary Lupyan, from The University of Wisconsin:From perception to symbolic thought: how language augments human cognition
- IBACS hosted Tim Miller from UConn's Digital Media and Design Dept: Science and Story: The role of narrative in communicating scientific research.
- SLHS hosted Julius Fredriksson, University of South Carolina with: "Using Electrical Brain Stimulation to Improve Aphasia Treatment Outcome"
- IBACS proudly co-sponsored: "How we make and understand drawings: A two day forum"
- BIRC hosted Evelina Fedorenko, PhD Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General with a talk on: The cognitive and neural architecture of Human Language
- BIRC hosted Stephen M. Wilson from Vanderbilt with a talk on: Imaging the language network in vascular and neurodegenerative aphasias
UConn Logic Group
The UConn Logic Group meets every other week for the Logic Colloquium, to hear talks by local and visiting speakers on topics in logical studies. Check out their schedule on the Logic Group Website