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The Cognitive Science Colloquium Series will resume on January 27, 2017.  The Colloquia are held on Fridays, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., in the Speech, Lanugage, and Hearing Sciences Building, Room 205.

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Information about previous talks can be found at

Titles and abstracts for theSpring 2017 semester will be posted as soon as they are received.


January 27, 2017

Michael Grandner, Assistant Professor, Department of Pstychiatry, University of Arizona

TITLE:  Neurocognitive Effects of Sleep Loss and Impact on Cardiometabolic Disease Risk


February 3, 2017

Michael Hout, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, New Mexico State University

TITLE--Becoming an expert at difficult visual search: Experience fine-tunes mental representations of target categories


February 10, 2017

Maryia Fedzechkina, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona

TITLE:  Processing and communication shape language learning and structure


February 17, 2017

Julia L. Evans, Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas

TITLE:  Poles, Bowls and Dinosaur Bones: How Atypical Lexical Representations may be Derailing Sentence Comprehension for Children with Specific Language Impairment


February 24, 2017

Megha Sundara, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles

TITLE--Acquisition of Verbs: A window to the mental representation of morphology and phonology


March 3, 2017

Melissa Duff, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, The University of Iowa Graduate College

TITLE:  The role of hippocampus in language use and processing


March 24, 2017

Evan MacLean, Assistant Professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

TITLE:   The Fundamental Importance of Comparison in the Study of Cognitive Evolution


April 7, 2017

Eric D. Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Arizona

TITLE--Glancing Through the Looking Glass: Perpetual Pretending and Bearable Behavior


April 14, 2017

Ying-hui Chou, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona

TITLE:  Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Functional Connectivity Mapping in Clinical and Psychological Research


April 21, 2017

Aneta Kielar, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona

TITLE:  Language Related and Spontaneous Oscillatory Responses in Acquired Language Disorders


April 28, 2017

Graduate Student Showcase (details to be posted)