University Relations

Apostolos Georgopoulos,
MD, PhD, Regents Professor

Associate Director
Jeanette Gundel, PhD
Professor, Linguistics

Research Assistant Professor
Trenton Jerde, PhD
Cognitive Science

Spring 2015 Colloquia

Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Elliott Hall N119

March 5
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 2015

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 for a 10 or 20-minute oral presentation. Questions should be directed to Nicole Scott

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

Richard AslinKeynote speaker - Dr. Richard Aslin
Director of the University of Rochester Center for Brain Imaging.

"Neural correlates of statistical learning in adults and infants"



Graduate Research Symposium


Keynote speaker
Dr. Steven Schlozman
Harvard Medical School
April 3, 2015


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.

Threat Symposium (6.7mb pdf)

Updated March 4, 2015