Reconstruction of Temporal and Spatial Order Information   A reconstruction-of-order task illuminated the dynamics and strategies that underlie serial order recall. Following an initial baseline experiment, a second experiment orthogonally varied temporal and spatial positions. This experiment yielded large performance differences between recalling temporal and spatial information. In the temporal condition, participants attempted to reconstruct […]

We will also stream this seminar via Zoom. For the link, please contact us:   Ev Fedorenko McGovern Institute Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT   The language system in the broader landscape of the human brain   I seek to understand how our brains understand and produce language. I will discuss three […]

Joyce He – “It’s not just Imprecision: Stereotypes guide Vagueness Resolution in Implicit Comparisons”   Stereotype-based information has been shown to guide language comprehension. For example, comprehenders interpret numerals more precisely when uttered by Nerdy speakers vs. Chill speakers: they are less likely to select a price of $207 as the referent of “The price […]

Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani Department of Neurobiology & Behavior Cornell University   Using the body to understand sensory processing in the brain   Advances in neuro-imaging methods have allowed neuroscientists to uncover enigmatic mathematical structures in sensory circuits of the brain, for instance smooth mapping of spatial location and edge orientation in primary visual cortex. However, not […]