Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Elliott Hall N119
Andrew Elfenbein, English
"The Gist of Reading and the Psychology of Comprehension"
What does cognitive psychology have to say about the study of reading, especially the reading of literary texts? How does the traditionally "cold" science of cognition intersect with the "hot" aspects of literary reading? In my talk, I will examine some of the ways that work in cognitive science, especially on the nature of memory and language, open new directions for thinking about the aesthetic experience of reading literature.
Spring Research Day (SRD) is an annual all-day, university-wide symposium that showcases the work of graduate students. This year, we are inviting non-CCS student members to participate in sharing their cognitive studies alongside CCS student members.
All University of Minnesota graduate students are invited to submit abstracts and preferences to Cindy Marceau firstname.lastname@example.org for a 10 or 20-minute oral presentation. Questions should be directed to Nicole Scott email@example.com.
March 6 — Abstract submission deadline. Abstracts can be in any style, but the length should be kept to a max of 1 page double-spaced.
March 13 — Abstract acceptance notification
Keynote speaker - Dr. Richard Aslin
Director of the University of Rochester Center for Brain Imaging.
The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) will sponsor a symposium on perceptions of threat in today's changing world.
The goal of this symposium is to have University of Minnesota graduate students from a broad range of programs (e.g. Child Psychology, Economics, Business, Neuroscience, etc.) present their work as it pertains to perception of threat in today's changing world. The symposium will be structured in order to present research that considers the causes and/or consequences of new sources of threat, as well as the nature of the responses necessary to preserve the future security of society.
"Addressing Change" is fully funded through COGS in association with the Center for Cognitive Sciences.