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Fall 2009

Date Event Event Information
September 21
Monday
Departmental Brown Bag Talk Speaker: Meagan Curtis
Title: "The Pitch Patterns of Emotional Speech Mirror Those Used in the Musical Communication of Emotion"
Time & Location:
12:00-1:00pm, Kreplick Conference Room, Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
September 21
Monday
Departmental Brown Bag Talk Speaker: Martin Paczynsk
Title: "Use of Animacy Information in Language Processing"
Time & Location:
12:00-1:00pm, Kreplick Conference Room, Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
September 25
Friday
CBS Series Speaker: Prof. Robert Cook, Psychology Department
Title: "The Bird's Eye View"
Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,  Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
Social preceding talk at 3:00 pm in lobby
October 2
Friday 
Diversity Science Series Speaker: Dr. Robert Livingston, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Title: "The Teddy Bear Effect: Does babyfaceness benefit Black CEOs?"
Time & Location: Friday 10/2, 4:00 p.m., Crane Room (Paige Hall)
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October 5
Monday
Department Brown Bag Talk Speaker: Jeffrey Birk, Psychology Department
Title: "Modulation of the Executive Control of Attention by Vigilance to Threat During Anxious Mood"
Speaker: Matthew Murphy, Psychology Department
Title: "Spatial Frequency Use in Picture Processing in Pigeons (Columba livia)"
Time & Location: 12:00-1:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
October 9
Friday
CBS Series Speaker: Dan Dennett, Philosophy Department
Title: "Rethinking the computational architecture of the brain: just how competitive can the parts be?"
Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
Snacks at 3:30 pm in lobby
October 16
Friday
CBS Series Speaker: Dr. Kirk Daffner, Chief of the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
Title: "Distinguishing Successful from Average Cognitive Aging: How Curious."
Time & Location: Friday, 10/16, 4:00 p.m., 1st Floor Conference Room, Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
October 26
Monday
Department Brown Bag Talk Speaker: Katie Handwerger, Psychology Department
Title: "The Neural Correlates of Emotional Memory in PTSD"
Speaker: Carl Hagmann, Psychology Department
Title: "Discrimination of occluded line segments by pigeons"
Time & Location: 12:00-1:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
October 30
Friday
Department Colloquium Speaker: Sam Sommers, Psychology Department
Title: "Diversity, Cognition, & Behavior: Situational and Strategic Considerations in Intergroup Interaction"
Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room, Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
Social preceding talk at 3:30 pm
November 6
Friday
Department Colloquium Speaker: Gina Kuperberg, Psychology Department
Title: "What can ERPs and fMRI tell us about language processing in the brain?"
Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
November 9
Monday
Department Brown Bag Talk Speaker: Laura Babbitt, Psychology Department
Title: "Somewhat surprising effects of gender diversity on cognition"
Speaker: Kristin Dukes, Psychology Department
Title: "Invisible Women? Exploring Stereotypes of Black Women"
Time & Location: 12:00-1:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
November 13
Friday
CBS Series Speaker: Dr. Marcel Kinsbourne, New School Psychology Faculty
Title: "Hemisphere specialization for emotion and action; experimental studies"
Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
November 20
Friday
CBS Series Speaker: Dr. Jesse Snedeker, Harvard Psychology Faculty
Title: "Fast, smart and out of control"
Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
November 23
Monday
Department Brown Bag Talk Speaker: Prof. Robin Kanarek, Psychology Department
Title: "Interactions between exercise and psychoactive drugs"
Speaker: Phil Opitz
Title: "Age differences in physiological and neuropsychological correlates of gaze-directed cognitive reappraisal"
Time & Location: 12:00-1:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.
December 4
Friday
CBS Series Speaker: Prof. Paul Dizio, Brandeis University, Psychology Faculty
Title: "Parcellation of self and object dynamics in motor adaptation"
Time & Location: 4:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room, Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave. Social preceding talk at 3:30 pm, lobby
December 7
Monday
Department Brown Bag Talk
CANCELLED
Speakers: Holly Taylor, Negin Toosi, Psychology Department
Title: TBA
Time & Location: 12:00-1:00 pm, Kreplick Conference Room,
Psychology Department, 490 Boston Ave.