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Cognitive Science

Tufts has recently started a new cognitive science Ph.D. program, which builds on a long-standing tradition of highly visible cognitive science research at Tufts. The conference on "Language and Representation" will formally inaugurate the program and feature 16 invited presentations by renowned cognitive scientists at Tufts and other institutions.

Tufts Cognitive Science Conference on "Language and Representation"
September 14 - 16, 2012
Visit the Cognitive Science Ph.D. Program website to learn more or register for this conference.

Mathematical Psychology

44th annual meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Tufts University
July 15 - 18, 2011

Visit the MathPsych 2011 website to learn more about this conference.

Emerging Trends in Psychology

Behavioral, cognitive, and social scientists have made great strides during the last decade toward understanding human behavior and thought. Technological advancements in neurobiology, brain imaging, genetics, and computer/human interfaces have all stimulated the field in exciting and new ways. The outlook for continued progress well into the 21st century is highly promising. Psychology lies at the interface of these advances, and psychologists and scientists from a variety of disciplines need to stay abreast of rapid in theory and methodology. There are almost no opportunities for interactions among scientists from different disciplines who use different approaches and methods (e.g., behavioral assessment, computational models, neurophysiology, neuroimaging) to examine the same psychological phenomena, such as semantics, knowledge, or emotion.

Our objective is to have regular three-day conferences at Tufts University where we will bring together 10-14 national and international prominent leaders who are using diverse approaches to understand a cutting-edge area of Psychology. These leaders will present talks and discuss current and research directions. Each year highlights a different "hot" topic.

The Neuroscience of Emotion: From Reaction to Regulation
Third Annual Conference Hosted by the Department of Psychology
Tufts Initiative on Emerging Trends in Behavioral, Affective, Social, and Cognitive (BASC) Neuroscience
June 4 - 6, 2009

Cognitive Neuroscience of Visual Knowledge: Where Vision Meets Memory
Second Annual Tufts University Conference on Emerging Trends in Behavioral, Affective, Social, and Cognitive (BASC) Neurosciences
May 29 - 31, 2008

Building Meaning From Language
Tufts University Initiative on Emerging Trends in Psychology
June 14 - 16, 2007

Music, Language, and the Mind

A conference in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jackendoff's A Generative Theory of Tonal Music
July 10 - 13, 2008
Visit the Music, Language, and the Mind website to learn more about this conference.