News from ICBS.
9/13/2013 Center for "big data" in psychology to be established at Berkeley
The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Tom Griffiths, Alison Gopnik, and Dacher Keltner to establish a new center for research on data-intensive methods in psychology. The new center will support research using "big data" approaches to study the mind, including analysis of behavioral datasets, social networking data, and mobile data collection.
4/26/2013 Alison Gopnik on play and learning
5/27/2012 How do you refer to your mother's older sister?
Terry Regier, a member of ICBS, and his collaborator Charles Kemp at Carnegie Mellon University had a paper appear in Science this week in which they showed that the terms people use to refer to different kinship relations across human societies tend to satisfy two key properties: being simple, and being informative. This characterizes a kind of universal pattern that had not previously been documented. Some links:
The first time this prestigious award has been given to a cognitive scientist.
A significant early career award from the Association for Psychological Science.
Alison Gopnik gives a presentation at TED.
Carmena received the New York Academy of Scienes Aspen Brain Forum Prize in Neurotechnology
Alison Gopnik on the inquiring baby.
Tribute for leadership in promoting interdisciplinary research and opportunities for study in computer science.
Jack Gallant uses fMRI to take a peek at what's on your mind
Jose Carmena and Karunesh Ganguly demonstrate that the brain can consolidate a neural representation for long-term prosthetic control
Conference proceedings available on-line.
Professorship in Linguistics and Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies for 2009-13
Celebrate Chuck's 80th birthday at Berkeley during this special meeting.
Alison Gopnik's new book, "The Philisophical Baby" is discussed in the Boston Globe and SF Chronicle
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First annual California Cognitive Science Conference on April 25
Webcasts from the workshop, "Evolution in the Cognitive Sciences"
In a Slate commentary, Gopnik suggests how to create "scientists in the dorm".
Sherri Roush discusses how sounds make her skin tingle-- literally.
Rea2007 essay on, "What the myth of mirror neurons gets wrong about the human brain."
Science Times article discusses new views on an old debate.
Fellowship to support his efforts on a new book taking a neurocognitive approach to the psychology of art and aesthetics.
Hosted by The Graduate Theological Union and the Cognitive Science Program at UC Berkeley
The Regional Council of Tuscany honors Lakoff's contributions in the study of Science and Democracy.
Steve Palmer discusses the science of aesthetics in a presentation at Google.
Check out recent Updates, Teaching Tips, and a Readers' Roadmap- a remarkable graphical guide to each chapter produced by John Torous, a recent student in CogSci 110 at Berkeley.
Eve Sweetser's cross-cultural research on how we speak about time.
New ICBS Member Tom Griffiths puts Bayes rule to the test
ICBS members Kay and Ivry use neuropsychological methods to revisit the Whorf hypothesis
Conversation with Alva Noe on the just published, "Action in Perception"
Review of the The Fourth Annual National Conference of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc.
ICBS member Alison Gopnik and other scientists consider unsolvable problems
UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff tells how conservatives use language to dominate politics.