University Relations

photo of Apostolos GeorgopoulosDirector
Apostolos Georgopoulos, MD, PhD
Regents Professor,

photo of Jeanette GundelAssociate Director
Jeanette Gundel, PhD
Professor, Linguistics

Research Assistant Professor
Trenton Jerde, PhD Cognitive Science

Fall Colloquia 2014

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30, Elliott N119

Jeanette GundelJames AsheMelissa KoenigWilma KoutstaalDecember 4 Panel Discussion

"What is Cognition?"

Panel Members
Jeanette Gundel, James Ashe, Melissa Koenig and Wilma Koutstaal

For the last installment of this semester's colloquium series, the Center for Cognitive Sciences will be hosting a panel discussion around the question, "What is cognition?" Our four panelists represent a variety of disciplines in the cognitive sciences: Jeanette Gundel (linguistics), James Ashe (neuroscience/non-human primates), Melissa Koenig (development) and Wilma Koutstaal (psychology).

As part of this discussion, the panel have agreed to answer written questions. Please send your questions via email to panel moderator Dustin Meriweather (meriw007 at before December 4th.


  • Is there a more-or-less agreed upon definition of cognition in your field, or at least in your lab?
  • If so, what is it and how does this affect what you study and/or how you approach the study of cognition?
  • What got you interested in the study of cognition?
  • What do you find to be the most surprising thing you've discovered about cognition?
  • What do you think is the most important contribution your approach/methodology to cognition has made to the field?
  • What do you think are the major weaknesses in your approach and what is being done in the field to compensate?



Friday, December 5, 2014

9:00-4:00 Walter Library 402

Come to this one-day EEG event to learn more about the method and see it in action! Students and faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Schedule of Events...

Registration deadline extended to November 26 at
Graduate students will be given priority if registration exceeds150.

Updated November 21, 2014