UConn Science Salon: Concussions and the Brain – 2/8

UConn Science Salon presents:
Whacked: Impact, Sports, and Young Athletes’ Brains

Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Dunkin Donuts Park – YG Club
1214 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106

$15 per person ticket price includes appetizers and a drink.

Refreshments and networking begin at 6 pm, the panel discussion at 6:30 pm.

You can find all of the information here!

Research Asst – Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Lab at Temple U.

There is a research assistant position currently open in the Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at Temple University.

Great for someone who has just graduated from a BA program in SLP or from Psych in December or who has graduated recently and is holding off before going on to grad school.

Start date is in January.  Funding for this position is up to five years.


* Please contact Nadine Martin (nmartin@temple.edu)  or apply directly here.


Nadine Martin, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director:   Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Laboratory and the

Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Mailing address:  Room 110 Weiss Hall, 1701 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19122
Phone:  215-204-1870 Fax:  215-204-6334

IBACS Meet and Speak 2018: May 8 & 9


Save the Date


The Institute’s annual research showcase, Meet-and-Speak, is moving to the end of the Spring Semester – May 8th & 9th, 2018.


In addition, the 2018 Meet-and-Speak will feature one internal speaker on Tuesday, May 8 and one external speaker on Wednesday, May 9th.

The external speaker’s lecture will be open to the public, and include a reception.


Stay tuned for more information, and please mark your calendars accordingly so that you can join us for this event which is not only informative, but an excellent networking opportunity for the research community here at UConn!


Job Oppty: Lab Manager/Jr. Lab Assoc., New York University


Lab Manager/Junior Laboratory Associate Position, New York University


2018-19 Academic Year

New York University, Department of Linguistics

Child Language Laboratory

Interfolio position URL

The Child Language Laboratory at New York University, directed by Dr. Ailís
Cournane, invites applications for a one-year full-time lab manager
position, starting Sept 1, 2018.


Our lab focuses on semantic and syntactic
development in typically developing children. We use a variety of corpus
and experimental methods both in the lab and at local daycares. Under
supervision of Dr. Cournane, the lab manager’s tasks will include aiding
with the development of research, administration and project management,
and recruiting and running participants. The weighting of tasks is subject
to expertise and to lab needs. This position is an excellent opportunity
for an interested and committed individual to get guidance and experience
with lab-based cognitive science research.

Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant
field (Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Communication Disorders, Psychology,
Computer Science, or similar) in hand by start date. The candidate must
have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills and be a
proactive and engaged learner with a professional and developed work ethic.

The ideal candidate has basic (or better) computer programming and
statistical skills (R), has experience working with toddlers and preschool
aged children, is proactive and comfortable interacting with families,
teachers, and preschool directors, and has advanced undergraduate cognitive
development, syntax and/or semantics background. Valuable skills and
experiences include: prior research experience (especially with
eye-tracking and/or behavioural tasks), training in linguistic theory, and
experience with science outreach and public engagement.

*New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University
is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect
of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition),
sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or
expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status,
national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or
military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics,
domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally
protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority
sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.*

Required Documents: 2 page statement of interest; 3 letters of
recommendation; CV; transcript(s); writing sample
Application Deadline: Jan 22nd (midnight EST), letters from recommenders
due by Jan 22nd.(changed from the original notice of Jan 15)

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio: Interfolio
position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/47711
Any questions should be directed to cournane@nyu.edu.

The Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute

A new summer program is being launched by a few faculty at UCLA, the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI for short). The basic idea is to bring together promising graduate students and postdocs interested in the study of mind, cognition, and intelligence for two weeks of transdisciplinary exploration. Participants and faculty will fall roughly into three sub-themes:

  • Recognizing Intelligences (i.e., non-human biological intelligences)
  • Shaping Human Intelligences (how development, culture, technology, etc. shape human capacities)
  • Programming Intelligences (artificial intelligence and its social/philosophical implications)


An outstanding international faculty has been assembled, and  they anticipate stimulating discussion and debate across a range of cutting-edge topics. In addition to attending lectures and engaging in discussions, participants will have the opportunity to develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with guidance from DISI faculty and staff.

The Summer Institute will be held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, from July 29 to August 12.

Reviewing of applications begins on February 1, 2018. Roughly 40-45 participants will be selected. Apply here.

If potential applicants have any questions, they can reach out to our wonderful Program Administrator, Dr. Stephanie Meredith, at disicontact@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for helping us build an exciting new intellectual community!


40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

40th Annual Meeting of the
Cognitive Science Society
Changing Minds
Madison, Wisconsin US
July 26 – 28, 2018
(Tutorials & Workshops: July 25, 2018)

Plenary Speakers:
Helen Neville, University of Oregon
Matt Botvinick, Google DeepMind
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania

Rumelhart Prize Presentation:
Michael Tanenhaus, University of Rochester

Cognitive scientists from around the world are invited to attend CogSci 2018! The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society is the world’s premiere annual conference for the interdisciplinary study of cognition. Cognitive Science draws on a broad spectrum of disciplines, topics, and methodologies, and CogSci 2018 reflects this diversity in its theme.

In addition to the invited presentations, the program will be filled with competitive peer-reviewed submissions of several kinds: research papers, contributed symposia, publication-based talks, member abstracts, tutorials, and workshops.

The online submission is now open.  Review the criteria and make your submission.

Submissions may report on work involving any approach to Cognitive Science, including, but not limited to, anthropology, artificial intelligence, computational cognitive systems, cognitive development, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, education, evolution of cognition, linguistics, logic, machine learning, network analysis, neural networks, philosophy, and robotics.

Please see the submissions page on the conference website for submission categories, including a new option to publish only the abstract portion of 6-page submissions. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018. All submissions must be made via the conference program website.

12/1 – Psychosis as a window on perception and belief

The Cognitive Science Colloquium Series presents:

Friday, December 1
Oak 109

Phil Corlett, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University will present a lecture on:

Psychosis as a window on perception and belief

Psychosis has many causes but is generally defined in terms of conscious experiences of the world, and of oneself, that deviate appreciably from consensual reality. It may be useful to break it down into its component symptoms of anomalous perceptions (“hallucinations”) and bizarre and inexplicable beliefs (“delusions”). A major challenge in developing a comprehensive and coherent understanding of psychosis is to characterize the nature of disturbances that may give rise both to a profoundly altered experience and understanding of the world and to an impairment in one’s capacity to sample and use evidence in order to optimize inferences. I will argue that these symptoms both entail devising a world model that accounts for one’s reality. I will explore the degree to which developing our understanding of the brain as a predictive inference device can provide a powerful explanatory framework within which to understand the disruptions in conscious experience of the world that characterize psychosis, from fundamental and pervasive perturbations in interoception, exteroception, self perception to wider disruptions in how one infers the contents of other minds. Moreover, by refining our understanding of how these disturbances may occur, we gain valuable insights to how the brain generates our experiences more generally.


Undergrad Summer Internship at Boston College

*Summer Internship at the Language Learning Lab*

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua
Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018.
Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to
contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to
apply here.

Application deadline is February 1, 2018.


*Internship details:*

– The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 – August 17).
– The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
– The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows
full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.
– This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the
summer ($11/hour).


– Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in
Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.
– Preference will be given to applicants with previous research
experience and experience with children.


You can find more information about the position here.
Please contact the lab manager
<skorb@bc.edu> with any questions.

Call for Applications: IBACS Summer Graduate Fellowships


The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is inviting applications to its Graduate Fellowship Program.

These 3-month fully funded summer fellowships are intended for graduate students working on topics with relevance (broadly construed) to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. IBACS Graduate Fellows attend a short grant-writing workshop at the start of the summer period (May 14 & 16, 2018), and will be expected to submit an application to the NSF GRFP, NRSA (pre- or post-doctoral fellowship), or equivalent, in the Fall.

Deadline for receipt of applications is December 8th.

Graduate students who are not US citizens are eligible to apply, and are expected to work with their advisor to develop an external research proposal if they are not eligible for graduate fellowships. Students who were fellows in 2016 or 2017 may apply if they submitted the external grant proposal they developed last year and it was not funded, with the expectation that they will revise their previous grant or develop a new one.

Please refer to the full details here.