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Congratulations to Rachel Skocypec, Carter Travel Award recipient to attend the Vision Science Society Annual Meeting in St Beach, FL, May 15-20, 2020, Virtual Conference.

Posted on May 13, 2020

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Congratulations to Lynn Nadel, co-winner of the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award

Lynn Nadel, Regents' professor emeritus of psychology and cognitive science, together with John O'Keefe, professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, have been selected to receive the 2020 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. This is an outstanding accolade for scientific achievement.

Posted on December 3, 2019

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Congratulations to Katie Esterline and Valeria Pfeifer, Outstanding Research in Cognitive Science Award winners for 2019

Cognitive Science PhD minors Katie Esterline and Valeria Pfeifer are the winners of the Outstanding Research in Cognitive Science Award for 2019. They will present research posters along with graduate students from 17 other Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs at the GIDP Student Research Showcase held December 3.
   Their research topics are: Esterline, with Rebecca Gomez, "Word Learning and Sleep in Habitually and Non-Habitually Napping Children"; and Pfeifer, with Vicky Lai, "Emotion Regulation through Irony: Evidence from Behavior and ERPS."

Valeria Pfeifer explains research poster at showcase
Valeria Pfeifer explains research poster at student showcase

 

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Mary Peterson awards certificate to Katie Esterline

 

 

Mary Peterson, James Smith, Zachary Brooks, Alan Kohler
L to R: Cognitive Science minor James Smith, Cognitive Science alumnus Zachary Brooks (2016, PhD Second Language Acquisition), Director Mary Peterson, and UA alumnus Alan Kohler (2018, PhD Second Language Acquisition)

   Posted on December 17, 2019

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Mary Peterson named recipient of inaugural Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award

Mary Peterson, professor and director of the Cognitive Science Program, has been named one of three recipients of the inaugural Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award by the Psychonomic Society. This award recognizes significant contributions to the field of cognitive psychology and sustained leadership and service to the discipline.

Posted on November 1, 2019

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Congratulations to Jessica Andrews-Hanna, winner of the Galileo Circle's 2019 Curie Award

Jessica Andrews-Hanna, UA Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology and a faculty member in the Cognitive Science GIDP, is winner of the 2019 Curie Award bestowed by the Galileo Circle to "rising stars" among junior faculty in the UA College of Science. The Galileo Circle is a society of engaged community members who support the activities of the College of Science. Andrews-Hanna's research seeks to understand the mysteries of our inner mental lives, exploring self-referential thinking, memory, future thinking, emotion, and mentalizing.

Posted on October 30, 2019

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Mary Peterson named a recipient of the 2019 Early Career Psychologist Champion Award

Mary Peterson, professor and director of the Cognitive Science Program, has been named a recipient of the 2019 Early Career Psychologist Champion Award by the American Psychological Association.  This award recognizes mentors that have shown exceptional support to early career psychologists.

Posted on August 15, 2019

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The Lynn Nadel Graduate Fellowship Endowment has been established to support graduate study in Psychology and Cognitive Science

The Lynn Nadel Graduate Fellowship Endowment has been established in the UA Department of Psychology in the College of Science. The fellowship is named in honor of UA Regents' Professor Emeritus Lynn Nadel and his enormous contribution to psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience and his commitment to graduate training and mentorship. The endowment is intended to support a first-year graduate student in the Psychology PhD program who plans to minor in Cognitive Science. To read more or make a donation, please visit cogsci.sites.arizona.edu/content/lynn-nadel-graduate-fellowship-endowment .

Posted on July 11, 2019

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Mingli Liang receives Herbert E. Carter Travel Award

We are pleased to announce that MIngli LIang (Psychology major, Cognitive Science minor) has been selected to receive a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award in the amount of $600 to offset costs associated with his trip to attend the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiology Research, Sep 25 -29, 2019. Congratulations, Mingli!

Mingli writes, Oct 3, 2019:
“I am grateful that I received the Herbert E. Carter travel award in September 2019, to attend the 59th Society for Psychophysiology Research conference in Washington, DC.
   As part of a symposium, "The use of virtual reality in psychophysiology: A case for goal-directed navigation research," I gave an oral presentation on wireless scalp EEG and immersive virtual reality and how they provide novel insight into the neural basis of human spatial navigation. I received positive feedback on my research, and audience were generally intrigued by the novel approach of recording scalp EEG in a setting with high ecological validity.

   Besides presenting our research, I also learned from fellows who attended the conference. The conference organized several panels of talks, on a diverse array of topics, covering emotion, psychological disorders, health psychology, social neuroscience, and the usage of multiple psychophysiology assessment tools: heart rate measures, pupillometry, event-related potentials, eye tracking, function magnetic resonance imaging, etc. Attending the conference has been a rewarding experience for me, and I made some new friends through discussion of research.
   Again, I want to express my gratitude to GIDP, Cognitive Science, and the Herbert E. Carter award. They made it easier for me to attend this conference, and what I have learned from the conference will have a long-lasting impact on my academic career.”

Posted on June 17, 2019

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Cognitive Science graduate students meet with Professor Nick Chater, the 2018-2019 Roger N. Shepard Visiting Scholar

Cognitive Science minors met with Professor of Behavioral Science, Nick Chater, University of Warwick on Friday, April 5, to share research and discuss career options.

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L to R: Tasnim Alshuli, Eric Andrews, Li-Chuan Ku, Gita Gnanadesikan, Nick Chater, Robert Lazo

Posted on May 1, 2019

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Professor Mary Peterson, Director, wins Excellence in Mentoring Award

Professor Mary Peterson, Director of the Cognitive Science Program, has been selected as the winner of the Excellence in Mentoring Award, sponsored by the UA Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. This award acknowledges those who go above and beyond and provide exceptional mentoring.

Posted on April 25, 2019

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Katherine Dudding accepts tenure-track position at the University of Alabama, Birmingham

Warm congratulations to Katherine Dudding, UA Nursing Phd with a Cognitive Science minor, who has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Alabama--Birmingham School of Nursing.

Posted on April 8, 2019

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Daniel Horschler receives Herbert E. Carter Travel Award

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Horscher, Anthropology major and Cognitive Science minor, has been selected to receive a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award in the amount of $600. Daniel will travel to the 26th International Conference on Comparative Cognition in Melbourne Beach, Florida, April 10-14 to present a talk entitled "Do non-human primates really represent others' ignorance?" The related paper on theory of mind in rhesus monkeys is forthcoming; the abstract for this paper was selected as a finalist for the Ron Weisman Graduate Student Award, the top accolade awarded for graduate research at the conference. CONGRATULATIONS, DANIEL!

Posted on March 27, 2019

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Professor Jane Carrington selected to Fulbright Specialist Roster

Jane Carrington, a member of the Cognitive Science GIDP, is one of two College of Nursing professors to have been selected to the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Roster for a three-year tenure. Read more about this honor at https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/news/two-ua-college-nursing-professors-…

Posted on January 31, 2019
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Rachel Brown awarded a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Brown, Linguistics major and Cognitive Science minor, has been awarded a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award by the GIDP Administration Office and Advisory Council. She will attend the 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing in March 2019. Please return to this webpage for an update on her trip.

Posted on December 18, 2018
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Dec 6, 2018 Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs
STUDENT RESEARCH SHOWCASE
Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom

Cognitive Science PhD minors Mingli Liang and Alyssa Sachs were winners of the Outstanding Research in Cognitive Science Award for 2018. They presented their posters along with graduate students from 14 other Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. Their research topics were: Liang, with Arne Ekstrom, "Human Frontal Delta-Theta Dynamics Code Distance and Time Inside Teleporters"; and Sachs, with Pelagie Beeson, "A Retrospective Study of Long-Term Improvement on the Boston Naming Test."

Presenter Mingli Liang with Director Mary Peterson
Presenter Mingli Liang with Director Mary Peterson
Alyssa Sachs with poster
Alyssa Sachs with poster

Posted on December 18, 2018

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Alyssa Sachs awarded a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award

The GIDP Administration Office and Advisory Council have awarded Alyssa Sachs, doctoral Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences major and Cognitive Science minor, a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award. She will attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in Boston in November 2018. Please return to this webpage for an update on her trip.

Posted on September 21, 2018
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Bryan Chambliss awarded a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award

Congratulations go to Bryan Chambliss, doctoral Philosophy major and Cognitive Science minor, who has been awarded a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award. The prize will be used for travel costs associated with his participation in the American Philosophical Association in February 2018. For more on his presentation, https://gidp.arizona.edu/bryan-chambliss-conference-summary .

Posted on December 15, 2017
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Dec 5, 2017 Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs
STUDENT RESEARCH SHOWCASE
Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom

Two Cognitive Science student winners of the Outstanding Research in Cognitive Science Award for 2017, Trianna Oglivie and Siyu Wang, presented their posters along with graduate students from 14 other Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. Their research topics were as follows: Oglivie, with Elena Plant, "Group Versus Individual Delivery Of Enhanced Conversational Recast"; and Wang, with Robert C. Wilson, "Why Do We Make Mistakes? An Investigation Of Decision Noise In Random Exploration."

Trianna Oglivie at GIDP Showcase
Trianna Oglivie at GIDP Showcase

 

 

 

 

Siyu Wang at GIDP Showcase
Siyu Wang at GIDP Showcase

Posted on Nov 2, 2017

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Stanley Donahoo receives Herbert E. Carter Travel Award

We are pleased to announce that Stanley Donahoo (Linguistics major, Cognitive Science minor) has been selected to receive a Herbert E. Carter Travel Award in the amount of $600 to offset some of the costs associated with his trip to attend the Integrating Approaches to Social Meaning Conference, July 24-28, 2017. Congratulations, Stanley!

Posted on June 5, 2017

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To view the video poster presentations below please go to these links:

https://youtu.be/ZnrmDt5t62M

https://youtu.be/ZISCyAChlNc

BEST COGNITIVE SCIENCE POSTER AWARDS--2016 Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Graduate Student Showcase

We are pleased to announce that Trianna Oglivie and Natalie Dailey have been awarded the 2016 Best Cognitive Science Poster Awards  as part of the 2016 Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Graduate Student Showcase.  As winners of the Cognitive Science awards they will each receive a $100 cash award, certificates from the GIDP, and  of course, they will be able to list this honor on their CVs.  These posters will be presented at the GIDP Graduate Student Showcase to be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

Natalie Dailey will present her poster entitled, "Structural Differences in the Reading Network for Adults with Dyslexia".  Her poster can be viewed here.  http://cogsci.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/Dailey%20Poster%202016.pdf

The title of Trianna Oglivie's poster is "Receptive Language in SLI" and can be seen at http://cogsci.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/Oglivie_Mailend_Plante_2016.pdf

Our warmest CONGRATULATIONS to Natalie and Trianna.

Posted on December 2, 2016


 

Cognitive Science Graduate Students with Professor Laura Schulz, the 2016-2017 Roger N. Shepard Visiting Scholar

Laura Schulz, the Shepard Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2016 met with Cognitive Science graduate students on Friday, October 7th, to discuss research, career options, and other professional issues.  The meeting proved informative and beneficial to those who attended.

Siyu Wang, Blaine Harper, Laura Schulz, Trianna Oglivie, Stanley Donahoo, and Jessie Erikson (left to right)