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Seminar Series

The Cognitive Science Seminar Series is an informal gathering of graduate students and faculty from multiple departments with an interest in presenting and discussing cognitive science topics. The seminars are held weekly throughout the academic year on Mondays from 2:30-3:50 PM in Weiser 955.

To be added to the seminar distribution list, please email


Fall 2022 Schedule

Sep. 26thAlexander Johnson (Research Fellow, Department of Psychology)

Oct. 10thPaul De Font Reaulx (PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy)

Nov. 7thShreya Rajagopal (PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology)

Nov. 14thMalte Hendrickx (PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy)


About the Series

The Cognitive Science Seminar Series provides a forum for:

•    Informal presentations of work-in-progress by graduate students and faculty;

•    Networking and meeting other cognitive scientists on campus, particularly students and interested faculty from outside a home department;

•    Reading groups that involve pairs of papers about the same topic from different disciplines;

•    Practice talks (especially talks that are interdisciplinary in nature or might be presented to an interdisciplinary audience);

•    Conference reports from cognitive science conferences;

•    Occasional invited speakers of interest to the group;

Past Events

Winter 2022 Schedule

Feb. 7thNatasha Vernooij (Graduate student; Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience)

Feb. 21stYuwei "Emily" Bao (Graduate student; Computer Science and Engineering)

Mar. 7thAaron Glasser (Graduate student; Philosophy)

Apr. 4thFelicia Bisnath (Graduate student; Linguistics)

Fall 2021 Schedule

Sep. 15th: Dr Lauren Margulieux 

Oct. 11th: Soo Ryu & Rick Lewis

Nov. 8th: Wade Munroe

Nov. 15th: Wilka Carvalho

Nov. 29th: Shreya Karippurathu Rajagopal

Winter 2021 Schedule

Feb. 1st: Sean Costello (UM philosophy)

Feb. 8th: Justin Craft (UM linguistics)

Mar. 1st: Yushi Sugimoto (UM linguistics)

Mar. 8th: Wilkinson Daniel Wong Gonzales (UM linguistics)

Mar. 15th: Stella Hao (UM Psychology)

Mar. 22nd: Malte Hendrickx (UM philosophy)

Mar. 29th: Xin Sun (UM psychology)

Apr. 5th: Tzu-Yun Tung (UM linguistics)

Apr. 19th: Soo Hyun Ryu (UM psychology)

Fall 2020 Schedule

Sep. 21st: Meet & greet

Sep. 28th: Rachel Weissler, U-M, Linguistics

Oct. 5th: Elisa Felsche, U-M Psychology

Oct. 12th: Jeff Heath, U-M, Linguistics

Oct. 19th: Bryan Stearns, U-M

Oct. 26th: Margaret Echelbarger, University of Chicago

Nov. 2nd: Cancelled - make voting plans!

Nov. 9th: Dominic Kelly, U-M, Psychology

Nov. 16th: Wilka Carvalho, U-M

Nov. 30th: Laura Soter, U-M, Philosophy

Dec. 7th: Judith Fan, University of California, San Diego

Fall 2019 Schedule

Oct. 7th: Jonathan Morrow, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, "Measurement of Individual Differences in Cue-Motivated Behavior"

Oct. 21st: Mara Bollard - Lecturer & Assistant Director, Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science, "In Defense of Distinctively Moral Anger"

Nov. 18th: Stella Hao, Graduate Student, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, "Bounded Rationality of Moral Cognition"

Dec. 2nd: Lauren Grant, Graduate Student, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, "Task Sets Serve as Boundaries for the Congruency Sequence Effect"

Dec. 9th: Steven Langsford, Research Fellow, Psychology