Sandeep Prasada Department of Psychology Hunter College   Thinking and Talking About Kinds and Their Instances   Lexically expressible concepts typically provide multiple intricate and abstract perspectives from which to think and talk. For example, the concept DOG provides a perspective from which to think and talk about a particular thing as one of indefinitely […]

Dave Kleinschmidt Department of Psychology Rutgers University New Brunswick   Language processing in the face of variability: Distributional learning all the way down?   On the one hand, talker variability is one of the fundamental challenges for speech recognition: each talker has their own mapping from linguistic units to sounds, which means that an effective […]

Ragini Verma Department of Radiology University of Pennsylvania   Topic: MRI Studies of the Mysterious Cuban Diplomat Syndrome   Penn grad students, postdocs, and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests. Not a talk – they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served.