Dr. Elizabeth Spelke, Harvard University
Thirty years ago, MIT's Jerry Fodor argued that the human mind is a mystery surrounded by modules.Each cognitive module is specific to a particular content domain and is innate, early emerging, localizeable in the brain, limited with respect to the inputs on which it operates, automatic in its operation, and opaque to conscious
Northeast Music Cognition Conference
Hosted by the Boston University School of Music
Trey Hedden (Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH)
Li-Huei Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Dr. Jan Atkinson, UCL Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Visual Development Unit, London and Oxford
A Northeastern University Affective Science Institute symposium, featuring talks by four young investigators.
(Update - a planned poster session has been canceled.)
Eliza Bliss-Moreau, California National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis
Comparative Affective Science: What can we learn from nonhuman primates?
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Brown University, U.S.A
Adam K. Anderson, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto.
The current consensus version of the neural basis of vision -- or of cognition in general -- makes it difficult to model some of the central operations to be performed during perception and learning. I will offer the dynamic link architecture as alternative physical basis of cognitive processes, will discuss it as natural framework for vision and other cognitive processes and will illustrate and support the argument with the help of a concrete model of invariant object recognition.
Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative and Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology
Winter 2012 Mini-Symposium
Hosted by Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative (Nancy Kopell, Co-Director) & The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing (Azer Bestavros,
Dr. Earl Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Brain Rhythms in working memory and attention"
Dr. Nancy Kopell, Boston University "Beta rhythms can support short-term memory, learning and attention"