January 18, 2018
When: Thursday, January 18th, 1:00 pm
Where: SCSD McGill University, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room #869
Please note that this event was moved to 2001 McGill college (corner Sherbrooke), conveniently located near bus (24) and Metro (Peel station).
Title: Perceptual Grounding of the Lexicon
Abstract: I will describe a hypothesis about how the words in dictionaries get connected to their referents, based on experimental evidence that learning new visual and auditory categories changes perception and neural activity in human participants so as to make category members “pop out” by perceptually separating members from non-members and compressing members (“categorical perception”). Read More
January 23, 2018 - May 01, 2018
When: 1st meeting – Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 9:30-10:30
Where: SCSD, McGill, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room #831
Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have attracted a lot of interest from both the academic and non-academic sectors. Major investments have been announced in Montreal for both AI and Neuroscience (see media links below). Both fields have an intertwined history since the 50s. But what is exactly AI today? How does it relate to Cognitive Science and Neuroscience? How can AI improve these scientific fields? What can Cognitive Science and Neuroscience contribute to the development of Artificial Intelligence?
January 24, 2018 - May 02, 2018
When: 1st meeting – Wednesday, January 24rd, 2018, 9:00-10:00
Where: SCSD, McGill, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room TBA
People who speak more than one language must normally produce and comprehend just one language at a time. But are bilinguals/multilinguals different from monolinguals even in monolingual processing situations? Do differences stem from coactivation, transfer, or competition, and how are these processes different? Does interference only affect linguistic performance, or is competence also vulnerable, and where is the distinction? Read More
January 26, 2018
When: Friday, January 26th, 10:00am
Where: Rabinovitch House, 3640 de la Montagne, room 101
Title: Open access scholarship at the CRBLM: increasing and demonstrating impact
Are you interested increasing the potential reach and impact of your scholarship? Have you heard about Open Access, but don’t have the time, funds or energy to pursue it?
February 01, 2018
When: Thursday, February 1st, 2018, 10:00-12:00
Where: SCSD, McGill, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room #862
This 90 minutes workshop presents the theoretical aspects of the analysis of resting-state data and the installation and usage of the SeeBARS software developed by Thomas Gisiger, research associate at the CRBLM. Read More