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Fall 2018 Colloquium:

Anticipating Space: Integrating the Past and the Future into the “Now”

Dr. Helen Intraub,  University of Delaware

Friday, December 7th, 4:00 pm, Tolentine 215

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The world is continuous, but sensory input is not. How do we perceive a coherent, continuous world based on a succession of discrete eye fixations? This question has been challenging for traditional visuo-centric models in which scene representation is primarily a reflection of the sensory input (i.e., a visual representation). An alternative spatio-centric conceptualization will be offered in which new sensory input is organized within a spatial framework that includes prior knowledge (the past) and anticipatory representation of the likely content of upcoming views (the future). I will present behavioral, neuroimaging and neuropsychological research in support of this alternative perspective.  


Previous Cognitive Science Speakers


2017-2018 Academic Year Speakers

  • Spring, 2018, Dr. Michael Beran, Georgia State University
  • Fall, 2017, Dr. Garrett T. Kenyon, Los Alamos National Laboratory


2016-2017 Academic Year Speakers

  • Spring, 2017, Dr. Carrie Figdor, University of Iowa
  • Fall, 2016, Dr. Christian Schunn, University of Pittsburg


2015-2016 Academic Year Speakers

  • Spring, 2016, Dr. Susan Schneider, University of Connecticut
  • Fall, 2015, Dr. Ani Patel, Tufts University
  • Fall, 2015, Dr. Roger Remington, University of Queensland

2014-2015 Academic Year Speakers

  • Spring 2015, Dr. Art Kramer, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

  • Fall, 2014, Dr. Brenda Rapp, Johns Hopkins University

2013-2014 Academic Year Speakers

  • Spring 2014, Dr. Brian Scassellati, Yale University

  • Fall 2013, Dr. Julio Villa-Garcia, Villanova University

2011-2012 Academic Year Speakers

  • Spring 2012, Dr. Larry Barsalou, Emory University

  • Fall 2011, Dr. Georg Theiner, Villanova University

2010-2011 Academic Year Speakers

  • Spring 2011, Dr. Russell Romeo, Michigan State University

  • Spring 2011 - Dr. Lance Kriegsfeld, University of California – Berkeley

  • Fall 2010 - Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, The University of Pennsylvania
    Dr. Brian J. Scholl
    Department of Psychology, Yale University

  • Spring, 2009 - Dr. Brian Scholl, Yale University

2007-2008 Academic Year Speakers

  • Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago


2006-2007 Academic Year Speakers

  • February 22, 2007 - Dr. Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo Emotional Consciousness

  • December 1, 2006 - Dr. Steven Sloman, Brown University Causal Models of Reasoning and Choice