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Julia Leonard MindCORE Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania   How social evidence affects persistence in early childhood   Children’s persistence in the face of challenge is central to learning. But how do young children learn when and how to deploy effort? This talk explores how social evidence impacts children’s decisions about effort allocation. First, I […]

ILST seminar: Andrea Ceolin

January 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Andrea Ceolin Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania   Functional Pressures on Sound Change   Recent attempts to address the ‘actuation problem’ (Weinrich et al. 1968) have focused on functional factors that might explain attested sound changes. While traditional views on sound change focus on perception errors (Ohala 1983), modern statistical approaches have suggested that […]

Todd Gureckis Associate Professor of Psychology New York University Location: Levin Auditorium (425 S. University Ave.)   Asking the Right Questions About Human Inquiry   The ability to act on the world with the goal of gaining information (e.g., asking questions, intervening on a novel mechanism to determine how it works, etc…) is what makes […]

CNI seminar: Saket Nakhlava

January 29, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Saket Navlakha Integrative Biology Laboratory Salk Institute for Biological Studies   Algorithms and data structures in the (fruit fly) brain   A fundamental challenge in neuroscience is to understand the algorithms that neural circuits have evolved to solve computational problems critical for survival. In this talk, I will describe how the olfactory circuit in the […]

  Location: Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Building   Online data collection is revolutionizing many aspects of experimental psychology by allowing access to large and (potentially) diverse participant populations.  However, the skills required to successfully manage an online experiment are somewhat more complex than a traditional experiment design.   For example, researchers need to have […]