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Cognitive science intramural basketball: A tale of fighting against the odds

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Featured Classes
Spring 2015:
  • COGS160: Language Research: A Practicum
    This course involves working about 10 hours per week in Dr. Coulson's lab on language research projects and writing a paper on the findings of one of them. The class meets weekly to talk about the motivation for the projects, to discuss how different language research techniques are used, and how to analyze and interpret data. For more information to contact Dr. Coulson [coulson@cogsci.ucsd.edu] directly.
  • COGS160: Communication in Infancy
    COGS 160 is a mixed Practicum/Seminar course designed to provide hands-on experience in research on infancy and early childhood. Students learn skills and are assigned responsibilities based on the project to which they are assigned. Students also participate in a journal club and prepare brief end-of-quarter presentations and reports. It is a 3-quarter sequence. Content, skills, and responsibilities evolve and expand every quarter. Pre-req: upper-division coursework in Cognitive Science, Human Development, Linguistics, and/or Psychology, covering content including one or more cognition or cognitive development cognitive ethnography, neuroscience, psycholinguistics; GPA of 3.3 or better; Commitment to a 3-quarter, 4-credit sequence; Permission of instructor based on interview and availability.
  • COGS90: Understanding/Designers Search
    "Field study methods practicum: How do designers really search?" Understanding how designers search for information (about designs, about product requirements, about materials, about tools) is a broad and interesting topic. This class is an intensive class with a one-week field study that starts with understanding the pragmatics of doing field work from an ethnographic perspective, and then getting into the field for data collection, and ending up with analysis and presentation of the findings. This is a soup-to-nuts class that gets you into the field, collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting ethnographic data to understand a real customer segment. The last day of the class will be a presentation of your field results to a panel of experts, which will offer data collection, analysis, and presentation critiques.

Research Opportunities (199s)
  • Cognitive Processes
    “Raednig thees wrods semes to be esaeir tahn you mgiht hvae tohuhgt; waht colud epxlian tihs?” Could you read the sentence above? Having any trouble understanding or recognizing these words? How possible it could be to understand such a sentence, with/without recognize words? What could you explain your effortless ability ...
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  • Connecting the Disconnected with KA Lite
    Lab: Foundation for Learning Equality @ Calit2 Can information technology radically change the way we learn? Who can gain the most from free, open access to resources? At the Foundation for Learning Equality, a non-profit based at Calit2, we are harnessing the power of technology for education to take it ...
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  • Speech Production Adaptation to Individual Speakers
    When speaking to another person, we tailor our speech production based on information we know about that person: for example, you probably don't use the same vocabulary with a professor as you do with a 2-year-old. This project will investigate how specific this adaptation in the speech production system is. ...
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  • How to administer standardized tests
    We would like to offer a 2 unit 199 course for undergraduate Cognitive Science majors next quarter. This 199 course will be to teach all students how to administer seven standardized tests which take about 1.5 hours/student. We will be administering the standardized tests, each about 5-15 minutes, the longer ...
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  • Language Development and Remediation in Children
    We are evaluating two interventions for dyslexia that involve training the temporal dynamics of the visual system (magnocellular pathway) and the auditory system, and whether the two interventions together have super-additive effects. As a Research Assistant, you would be traveling to one or two of five participating local elementary schools ...
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Recent News & Links (see all)


Cognitive Neuroscience Society - Q&A with Marta Kutas

Marta Kutas has been smitten from the beginning with ERPs – event-related potentials, measures of electrical activity in the brain. She calls them “temporally exquisite instruments for investigating what the brain does – loosely, the mind.”


CNS - The Distinguished Career Contributions Award

Congratulations to Marta Kutas. The Distinguished Career Contributions (DCC) award honors senior cognitive neuroscientists for their distinguished career, leadership and mentoring in the field of cognitive neuroscience.  The recipient of this prize will give a lecture at our annual meeting.


Brad Voytek receives a Sloan Fellowship

The prestigious fellowships honor early-career academics whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and the next generation of scientific leaders. Fellows receive $50,000 to further their research in eight areas: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.