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Susan Goldin-Meadow Department of Psychology University of Chicago   The Resilience of Language and Gesture   Gesture is versatile in form and function.  Under certain circumstances, gesture can substitute for speech, and when it does, it embodies the properties of language that children themselves bring to language learning, and underscores the resilience of language itself. […]

Talia Konkle Department of Psychology Harvard University   The shape of things and the organization of object-responsive cortex   When we look at the world, we effortlessly recognize the objects around us and can bring to mind a wealth of knowledge about their properties. In part 1, I’ll present evidence that neural responses to objects […]

The mission of SCIPS is to support and enhance the professional development of trainees in psychological sciences, and in related disciplines in the neural and behavioral sciences. Trainees have the opportunity to ask questions of rotating panels of student, post-doc, and faculty experts. March’s topic is: How to write a successful research grant.   Refreshments […]

Alan Spector Department of Psychology Florida State University   Gastric Bypass: Taste, Palatability, and Food Selection   Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has become a common bariatric surgical procedure because of its long-term effectiveness at promoting weight loss and curtailing type-2 diabetes mellitus. In addition to decreasing appetite and food intake, RYGB is currently thought to […]

Charan Ranganath Department of Psychology UC Davis   The Where, When, and How of Episodic Memory, and Why it Matters   Many theories of learning and memory do not differentiate between features of an event (who? and what?) and its associated context (when? where? how?). I will highlight evidence showing that information about people and […]

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