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Department of Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science Seminar Series

The Cognitive Science Department hosts a seminar series in which Cognitive Science staff members, Cognitive Science students and visiting academics present research relevant to the research focus of the Centre. Seminars are usually held in the CCD Seminar Room (Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3 Room 610) and are open to interested researchers and professionals.

If you are interested in meeting with any of the seminar speakers, please contact the Seminar Series Coordinators at cogsci.seminars@mq.edu.au, with your request and your availability, and we will attempt to arrange a meeting for you.

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Distinct patterns of use with the same mental representations: Passives and relative clauses in heritage Turkish in Germany. (CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium Series)

Speaker : Dr Faith Bayram, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, UK.
Date : 16th of December 2016, 12:00PM until 1:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Focus and minimality.

Speaker : Assistant Professor Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Date : 12th of December 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

"My brain helps me think about stuff”: Autistic children’s understanding of the brain and its role in behaviour.

Speaker : Dr Melissa Bovis, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL Institute of Education, UK.
Date : 12th of December 2016, 12:00PM until 12:20PM
Location : G40, North Psychology Block, The University of Western Australia.

 

Gender differences in autistic and non-autistic adolescents’ peer conflict.

Speaker : Felicity Sedgwick, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL Institute of Education, UK.
Date : 12th of December 2016, 12:20PM until 12:40PM
Location : G40, North Psychology Block, The University of Western Australia.

 

Early executive function ability and the rate of developmental change across child-hood predict functional outcomes over a 12-year period in a cohort of autistic youth.

Speaker : Lorcan Kenny, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL Institute of Education, UK.
Date : 12th of December 2016, 12:40PM until 1:00PM
Location : G40, North Psychology Block, The University of Western Australia.

 

Probing the limits of statistical learning. (CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium Series)

Speaker : Professor James (Doug) Saddy, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading, UK.
Date : 9th of December 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Development of the phonological lexicon: What can we learn from studying lexical tones? (CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium Series)

Speaker : Associate Professor Leher Singh, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore.
Date : 2nd of December 2016, 2:00PM until 3:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Beginner's guide to magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Speaker : Liz Magdas, Cognitive Science, Macquarie University.
Date : 30th of November 2016, 10:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.310, Macquarie University.

 

Natural language processing with combinatory categorial grammar. (CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium)

Speaker : Professor Mark Steedman, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Date : 30th of November 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Beginner's guide to magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Speaker : Liz Magdas, Cognitive Science, Macquarie University.
Date : 25th of November 2016, 2:30PM until 4:30PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.310, Macquarie University.

 

Combinatory categorial grammar for mortals. (CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium Series)

Speaker : Professor Mark Steedman, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Date : 23rd of November 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Phantasia: The science of visualisation.

Speaker : Professor Adam Zeman, Department of Psychology, University of Exeter, UK.
Date : 18th of November 2016, 12:00PM until 1:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Associations and dissociations of deficits in reading, spelling and arithmetic.

Speaker : Professor Karin Landerl, Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Austria.
Date : 16th of November 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Respect. Now. Always. Project.

Speaker : Tatiana Lozano, Human Resources, Macquarie University.
Date : 8th of November 2016, 10:30AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Childhood development of face recognition: Recent evidence suggests early maturity of face-specific processing.

Speaker : Dr Kate Crookes, School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia.
Date : 8th of November 2016, 12:00PM until 1:00PM
Location : G40, North Psychology Block, The University of Western Australia.

 

Scaffolding communications and interactions in translator training: Concept, platform and role of NLP (CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium Series)

Speaker : Professor Kyo Kageura, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Date : 31st of October 2016, 11:00AM until 12:30PM
Location : E6A, Level 3, Room 357, Macquarie University.

 

What can large-scale meta-analytic modelling of fMRI data tell us about the structure of human cognition?

Speaker : Research Assistant Professor Tal Yarkoni, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Date : 28th of October 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Preschoolers' knowledge of plural meanings.

Speaker : Dr Lyn Tieu, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University .
Date : 19th of October 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Oxytocin and social cognition in borderline personality disorder.

Speaker : Professor Martin Brüne, Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine, LWL University Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
Date : 14th of October 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Australian Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Differential empathy for psychological and physical pain in borderline personality disorder.

Speaker : Professor Martin Brüne, Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine, LWL University Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
Date : 12th of October 2016, 2:30PM until 4:00PM
Location : ROOM CHANGE: Aust Hearing Hub, Level 3, Room 3.610, Macquarie University.

 

Learning representations for multi-lingual natural language processing. (CLaS-CCD Research Colloquium Series)

Speaker : Dr Trevor Cohn, Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne.
Date : 10th of October 2016, 11:00AM until 12:00PM
Location : Building E6A, Level 3, Room 357, Macquarie University.

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Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au