ILST seminar: Kyle Gorman

October 14, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Kyle Gorman Department of Linguistics CUNY   Black box phonology   There is recent interest in the abilities of neural network sequence-to-sequence models to acquire “irregular” morphophonological generalizations. While it is not often explicit, this body of work views such models as potential computational models of language acquisition. I argue that these models as they […]

SCEW Seminar: E. W. Tekwa

October 14, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

E. W. Tekwa Hakai Postdoctoral Fellow University of British Columbia   Meritocracy, Affirmative Action, and the American Dream   Academia does not represent the greater population but it is unknown what this implies for academia’s fairness and productivity. Existing measures of representation do not capture socioeconomic histories, and an intractable web of biological and social […]

CNI Seminar: Elizabeth McCullagh

October 18, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Elizabeth McCullagh Department of Integrative Biology Oklahoma State University   New insights into binaural hearing from animal models of Fragile X Syndrome   The goal of the McCullagh lab is to understand how the brain processes sound location information. We explore central sound source processing three ways: 1. By manipulating the brain using modern neuroscience […]

Katherine Duncan Department of Psychology University of Toronto   The Rhythms of Memory Behaviour   When are you best prepared to learn? Our intuition points to slowly changing factors, like having a good night’s sleep or a cup of coffee. Remarkably, an influential factor may operate so quickly that eludes not only our conscious reflections but […]