Department of Psychology, McMaster University

1998/99 Colloquium Series

Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia are held on Friday at 3:45pm, Psychology Building, Room 155.
Refreshments are served in the lobby at 3:15pm prior to the talks.

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 September 18, 1998  

Dr. Kate Stevens

Department of Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Australia  

"The music of language: Sensitivity to pitch and stress in recognition of speech and language"

September 25, 1998  

Dr. Thomas Eissenberg

Department of Psychology and Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University  

"Heroin dependence treatment research: Human subjects in the clinic and the laboratory"

October 2, 1998  

Dr. David LaBerge

Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Sciences, UC Irvine  

"The triangular circuit of attention: How it selects, intensifies, and produces awareness"

Friday, October 16, 1998, 
10:30am. Room: PC-205A 

Dr. Stefan Knecht

Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany  

"Effect of deafferentation and pain on functional cortical organisation"

Wednesday, October 28, 1998, 3:30pm. Room: BSB/108  

Dr. Duncan Luce

Founding Director, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, Distinguished Research Professor of Cognitive Sciences, Research Professor of Economics, UC Irvine  

"A non-linear surprise in the utility of gains and losses"

November 6, 1998  

Dr. Darryl Bruce

Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University, Halifax  

"On the psychology and sociology of science: A case history from research on false memories"

Thursday, November 12, 1998, 3:30pm. Room: HSC/1A03  

Dr. Nathan Fox

Professor of Human Development and Psychology, University of Maryland  

"Change and continuity in two temperamental types: Developmental outcomes of exuberant and inhibited children"

December 4, 1998  

Dr. Robert Rafal

Department of Neurology, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, San Diego  

"Looking forward to looking: Cortical control of midbrain visuomotor reflexes"

December 11, 1998 
(reschedule 99/2000) 
Dr. Nora Newcombe
Psychology Department, Temple University, Philadelphia  

"Remembering childhood: How much, how and why (or why not)"

February 5, 1999  
(reschedule 99/2000) 
Dr. Kent Berridge
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan  

"Looking in the brain for appetite, pleasure, and addiction"

February 26, 1999  

Dr. Peter Cain

Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario  

"Neuroscience of spatial learning: Lessons from the detailed observation of behaviour"

March 5, 1999  

Dr. Lise Paquet

Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa  

"Processing dominance outside the focus of attention"

March 12, 1999 

Dr. James McClelland

Co-director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and the Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh  

"A PDP theory of semantic representations: Applications to conceptual development, adult conceptual structure, and deterioration of conceptual knowledge in dementia"

April 16, 1999  

Dr. Nikolaus Troje

Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany; Visiting Professor, Queen's University, Kingston  

"Social recognition in humans and pigeons"

April 23, 1999  

Dr. Bruce Milliken

Department of Psychology, McMaster University  

"Using the priming method to study attention: Attending to attention capture"

April 30, 1999  

Dr. Morris Moscovitch

Department of Psychology, University of Toronto and Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care  

"Memory, consolidation, and the hippocampal complex: A re-evaluation of an old theory "

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