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  • Dr. Michael Yartsev

    Dr. Michael Yartsev

    University of California, Berkeley
    May 16, 2019
    Studying the Neural Basis of Complex Spatial Behaviors -- in Freely Behaving and Flying Bats
  • Dr. Elizabeth Spelke

    Dr. Elizabeth Spelke

    Harvard University (Anderson Distinguished Speaker)
    May 9, 2019
    From Core Concepts to New Systems of Knowledge

  • Dr. Henrike Moll

    Dr. Henrike Moll

    University of Southern California
    April 11, 2019
    Learning and Teaching Viewed Through the Lens of Learners
  • Dr. Richard Lucas

    Dr. Richard Lucas

    Michigan State University
    April 4, 2019
    Do Life Circumstances Matter for Subjective Well-Being?
  • Dr. Dedre Gentner

    Dr. Dedre Gentner

    Northwestern University
    February 7, 2019
    Language and the Relational Mind
  • Dr. Susan Levine

    Dr. Susan Levine

    University of Chicago
    January 10, 2019
    The Role of Cognitive and Emotional Factors in Children's Early Math Learning
  • Dr. Clintin Davis-Sober

    Dr. Clintin Davis-Sober

    University of Missouri
    November 8, 2018
    More Rational than a Rational Person Might Guess
  • Dr. Lisa Diamond

    Dr. Lisa Diamond

    University of Utah (Diversity Series Speaker)
    October 25, 2018
    Sexual fluidity, “born that way,” and the interface between LGBT psychology and politics
  • Dr. Helen Neville

    Dr. Helen Neville

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Diversity Series Speaker)
    October 11, 2018
    Defining and Disrupting Color-blind Racial Ideology: What We Can Do To Promote Greater Racial Equity


  • Dr. Frank Keil

    Dr. Frank Keil

    Yale University
    June 7, 2018
    The Mechanistic Mind: An Early Interest in Mechanism and its Cognitive Consequences
  • Dr. Philip Tetlock

    Dr. Philip Tetlock

    University of Pennsylvania
    May 3, 2018 (Anderson Distinguished Speaker; Diversity Series Speaker)
    Judgmental Defects, Organizational Correctives and Political Polarization
  • Dr. Brian Nosek

    Dr. Brian Nosek

    University of Virginia
    April 19, 2018
    Shifting Incentive from Getting it Published to Getting it Right
  • Dr. Fiery Cushman

    Dr. Fiery Cushman

    Harvard University
    March 15, 2018
    How We Know What Not To Think
  • Dr. Steve Franconeri

    Dr. Steve Franconeri

    Northwestern University
    March 8, 2018
    Visual Attention Creates Structure Over Space and Time
  • Dr. Robert Sellers

    Dr. Robert Sellers

    University of Michigan
    March 1, 2018
    Racial Identity Matters: The role of racial discrimination in the psychological well-being of African Americans
  • Dr. David Badre

    Dr. David Badre

    Brown University
    February 15, 2018
    Prefrontal cortex and the hierarchical control of behavior
  • Dr. Linda Wilbrecht

    Dr. Linda Wilbrecht

    University of California, Berkeley
    January 11, 2018
    Late Blooming Synapses: The adolescent maturation of the frontal cortex
  • Dr. David Whitney

    Dr. David Whitney

    University of California, Berkeley
    December 7, 2017
    Ensemble Perception
  • Dr. Michael Frank

    Dr. Michael Frank

    Stanford University 
    November 9, 2017
    Moving Towards a More Cumulative Research Practice in (Developmental) Psychology Slides  
  • Dr. Robert Jacobs

    Dr. Robert Jacobs

    University of Rochester
    November 2, 2017
    From Sensation to Conception: Theoretical Perspective on Multisensory Perception and Cross-Modal Transfer 




  • Michael Arbib

    Michael Arbib

    University of Southern California
    April 16, 2015
    The ABLE Project: Action, Brain, Language and Evolution

  • Kang Lee

    Kang Lee

    University of Toronto
    December 4, 2014
    Little Liars: Development of Verbal Deception in Childhood

  • Clifford Saron

    Clifford Saron

    University of California, Davis
    November 13, 2014
    Training the Mind, Opening the Heart: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Intensive Meditation

  • Daniel Oppenheimer

    Daniel Oppenheimer

    University of California, Los Angeles
    November 6, 2014
    Cue Weighting

  • Drew Bailey

    Drew Bailey

    University of California, Irvine
    October 30, 2014
    Underlying Trait Effects in Children's Mathematical Development: Implications for Understanding Fade-Out of Early Childhood Intervention Effects

  • David Sobel

    David Sobel

    Brown University
    October 9, 2014
    Rational Mechanisms for Social Learning and Scientific Reasoning in Young Children


  • Chris Chambers

    Chris Chambers

    Cardiff University
    May 22, 2014
    How Study Pre-Registration can Benefit Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Mark Sabbagh

    Mark Sabbagh

    Queens University
    May 8, 2014
    How do Preschooler's Brains Change their Minds?

  • Judith F. Kroll

    Judith F. Kroll

    Pennsylvania State University
    April 24, 2014
    How the Mind and the Brain Negotiate Competition for Selection in Bilingual Speech

  • David Rosenbaum

    David Rosenbaum

    Pennsylvania State University
    April 17, 2014
    The Cinderella of Psychology

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    Michael Gorman

    University of California, San Diego
    February 6, 2014
    Adapting Circadian Clocks for Shift-work and Time-zone Travel

  • Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson

    University of California, Los Angeles
    November 21, 2013
    Constraints on Statistical Learning in Infancy

  • Michael Morgan

    Michael Morgan

    City University & Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne
    November 7, 2013
    Global Saccadic Adaptation and Lotze's Theory of Visual Direction

  • Manuel Carreiras

    Manuel Carreiras

    Basque Foundation for Science
    October 31, 2013
    Living in Babel

  • Lee Jussim

    Lee Jussim

    Rutgers University
    October 10, 2013
    The Political Distortion of Social Psychology: How Questionable Interpretive Practices Lead to Scientifically Unjustified Conclusions & Research interests


  • Robert Bjork

    Robert Bjork

    Anderson Colloquium
    University of California, Los Angeles 
    June 6, 2013
    Forgetting as a Friend of Learning

  • Ken Norman

    Ken Norman

    Princeton University
    May 30th, 2013
    Tracking Memory Retrieval with Multivariate Pattern Analysis

  • Mikael Heimann

    Mikael Heimann

    Linköping University
    May 23, 2013
    Imitation as a Social and Cognitive 'Measure': What I have Learned from Infants and Children with Autism - So Far

  • Michael Webster

    Michael Webster

    University of Nevada, Reno
    April 25, 2013
    Color Inference

  • Todd Braver

    Todd Braver

    Washington University
    April 18, 2013
    Flexible Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Control

  • Cristine Legare

    Cristine Legare

    University of Texas at Austin
    November 29th, 2012
    The Imitative Foundations of Cultural Learning

  • David Whitney

    David Whitney

    University of California, Berkeley
    November 8, 2012
    The Bottleneck Of Conscious Vision

  • Jenny Crinion

    Jenny Crinion

    University College London
    November 1, 2012
    Stimulating Speech: Behavioural, fMRI and tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) Data from Healthy and Aphasic Stroke Subjects

  • Jennifer Trueblood

    Jennifer Trueblood

    University of California, Irvine
    October 25, 2012
    Modeling Human Judgments with Quantum Probability Theory

  • Elliott Hirshman

    Elliott Hirshman

    San Diego State University
    September 27, 2012
    The Cognitive Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in Post-Menopausal Women: A 10-Year Odyssey


  • Ione Fine

    Ione Fine

    University of Washington
    April 19th, 2012
    The Recruitment of Visual Motion Area MT+ for Auditory Motion Processing in Early Blind Individuals

  • Jessica Sommerville

    Jessica Sommerville

    University of Washington
    April 12, 2012
    Fairness Expectations in Infancy: Individual Differences and Developmental Change in the Second Year of Life

  • Robert Levenson

    Robert Levenson

    University of California, Berkeley
    March 15, 2012
    Neurological Models of Psychological Dysfunction: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

  • Josh McDermott

    Josh McDermott

    New York University
    March 1, 2012
    Understanding Audition Via Sound Analysis and Synthesis

  • Trevor Robbins

    Trevor Robbins

    University of Cambridge
    December 1, 2011
    Impulsive-Compulsive Disorders: Neuropsychological and Neurochemical Basis

  • Martin Monti

    Martin Monti

    University of California, Los Angeles 
    November 17, 2011
    Consciousness and Cognition After Severe Brain Injury: fMRI of the Vegetative State

  • Ben Bergen

    Ben Bergen

    University of California, San Diego
    October 27, 2011
    Does Language Put Mental Simulation in the Driver's Seat

  • Michael Goldstein

    Michael Goldstein

    Cornell University
    October 20, 2011
    Emergence of Complex Communications from Simple Interactions:
    Lessons from Songbirds and Human Infants

  • Rick Sander

    Rick Sander

    UCLA School of Law
    October 13, 2011
    The Mismatch Effect and the Consequences of Prop 209