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Clinical Science Brown Bag Series - CANCELLED
February 21, 2017

Steve Brunwasser

Department of Medicine

Vanderbilt University School of medicine

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Title & Abstract TBA


Joint Quantitative Methods / Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Brownbag
February 22, 2017

Imaging Decisions: Multilevel Modeling of fMRI

Wil Cunningham, Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto

fMRI data are inherently multilevel. Trials are often nested within condition, which are nested within participant. This data structure is rich but often disregarded. In this talk, I will present new tools for modeling fMRI data that allow for more complete specification of error structures, missing data, and unequal sample sizes. Further, new analyses not previously possible with existing software will be discussed within this new framework. To illustrate the advantages of our approach, data from economic decision-making and prosocial behaviour tasks will be considered.


Vanderbilt Vision Seminar Series
February 22, 2017

Michele Rucci

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Boston University

4:10pm

1220 Medical Research Bldg. III

Seeing by moving: The motor side of visual perception

Our eyes are never at rest.  Rapid gaze shifts (saccades) occur 2-3 times per second, and smaller eye movements continually occur even during the inter-saccadic periods of "fixation", the very periods in which visual information is acquired and processed.  Building upon a growing body of evidence, I will argue that the incessant motion of the eye is a critical information processing stage: a computational element of an active sensorimotor strategy by which the visual system transforms and processes spatial information in the temporal domain.  I will review recent experimental and theoretical findings to address three main questions: (1) How is spatial information encoded in the temporal modulations of luminance resulting from eye movements?  (2) How is this information extracted and interpreted?  (3) Can this type of visual processing be tuned to the task via motor control?  The proposal that the visual system actively represents space through time by means of oculomotor activity challenges the traditional notion of the early visual system as a passive encoding stage and implies that motor behavior is in part responsible for fundamental properties of spatial vision currently attributed to neural mechanisms.


Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society
February 22, 2017

Seeing by moving: The motor side of visual perception

Michele Rucci, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Boston University


Neuroscience Brown Bag Series
February 23, 2017

Amirsaman Sajad

Department of Psychology (Schall Lab)

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Title & Abstract TBA


Clinical Science Brown bag Series
February 28, 2017

Kendra Hinton

Departmemt of Psychology (Zald Lab)

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Title & Abstract TBA


CCN Brown Bag Series
March 1, 2017

Duane Watson

Psychology & Human Development

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Multiple roads to prominence: Understanding emphasis in conversation

Traditionally, it has been assumed that speakers emphasize words in a conversation in order to signal that these words are new, focused, unpredictable or important. In this talk, I will present evidence from a series of experiments that suggest that acoustic prominence is the product of a variety of factors, including processes that are linked to ordering the word's phonemes. I will argue that rather than being a unitary linguistic or psychological construct, emphasis is the product of an array of different cognitive and linguistic factors.  

 


Department of Psychology Special Presentation
March 1, 2017

“Data Storage Options for Wilson Hall Researchers”

by staff from VUIT/ACCRE/VVRC

 

Wilson Hall Room 316

4-5:30pm

A presentation on various data storage option available through VUIT, ACCRE, and VVRC (including Box, ACCRE storage, DORS, the Isilon data storage system, and TEBA).

We encourage all laboratories to have one member in attendance. 

 

 


Neuroscience Brown Bag Series
March 2, 2017

Kaleb Lowe

Department of Psychology (Schall Lab)

Vanderbilt University

12:10pm

Wilson Hall Room 316

Title & Abstract TBA


Society of Experimental Psychologists Annual Meeting
March 3, 2017

Annual meeting.


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