UCSB's Cognitive Science Program: Graduate Student Symposium on Friday

by Graduate Division Staff
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:30 PM

The Cognitive Science Program at UCSB is proud to host their annual Graduate Student Symposium this Friday, 5/21, from 1:00-2:30pm (PST). They are especially excited about the fact that many of the research presentations this year have a culture and humanities-oriented focus, representing scholarship that straddles the conceptual gap between the arts and sciences.

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This year, attendees will hear from five PhD candidates from English, Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and MAT on how their interdisciplinary dissertation research intersects with cognitive science-- in addition to the presentations themselves, each of the participants will have a dedicated Q & A period so that audience members may ask questions and offer constructive feedback on their projects.

The presenters this year, in order of appearance, are:

Aili Pettersson Peeker (English): 
"Beyond and I: A Study of Empathy, Attention, and Narrative Method in Woolf, Faulkner, and Morrison"

Alexis Crawshaw (MAT): 
"Digital Paideia in Media Arts: Cognitive Science Approaches"

Daniel Martini (Comp Lit):
"The Lettrist Avant-Garde: Can Ecological Affordances be Broken?"

Kevin Whitesides (Religious Studies):
"Fleshing out the Skeletons of the New Age: Cultural Attractors in Countercultural Networks"

Maddie Roepe (English):
"The Hidden Language of Emotion"

This event will be structured like a conference panel, and is open to all: current and prospective CogSci students, as well as all interested grads, undergrads, and faculty, are all encouraged to attend! 

Please see the flyer below for more information-- reach out to R Baker (rrbaker@ucsb.edu) with any questions, or if you'd like to join the Cognitive Science listserv!