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The Earthpigs Meet the Gulls

Students and faculty note a CogSci "spin" watching San Diego's new hockey team. Go Gulls! (more)

Research Opportunities (199s)
  • The emergence of space-time mapping systems through cultural transmission
    The Embodied Cognition lab is interested in understanding cognition from the perspective of the embodied mind, investigating how the peculiarities of our bodies and how our experiences in and interactions with the world around us give rise to our understanding of abstract concepts such as time. In this particular study, ...
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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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  • Social Cognition in Dolphins
    Bottlenose dolphins are large-brained, social mammals that have an elaborate vocal repertoire which is, as yet, poorly understood. Using extensive audio-video recordings of a dolphin community at Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, we are investigating communication and social cognition in these animals. Interns on this project will be trained to score video ...
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  • Thinking and Driving
    Vehicles are collecting more and more information that can in principle help a driver control a vehicle more safely. But when is more information helpful, and when is it distracting? The Language and Cognition Lab ( is looking for outstanding students interested in getting involved with experimental research on driving ...
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Special CARTA Lecture on Ethical Behavior and Moral Values (December 7)

CARTA is delighted to invite you to a special lecture by the renowned evolutionary biologist and longtime CARTA member, Dr. Francisco Ayala (UC Irvine).

The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Contest 2015-2016

The UCSD Department of Literature is now accepting campus submissions for The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize!

Graduate studies at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

The admission season for Princeton's PhD program in Neuroscience is now open

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