Colloquium Series


Current Series: The Cognitive Science of Racial Bias 

Co-Sponsored by the Dept. of Psychology, Social Area. 

Racial Bias Series Promo Image with Speaker Information

"I know that many members of CCBS feel passionately about issues ranging to overt racism to subtle but damaging microaggressions, both in academia and society at large.  We have so much progress to make, but as cognitive scientists, we might feel that these issues fall outside the scope of our professional expertise.  The upcoming talk series is indeed designed to fall within our areas of expertise, as we highlight research that tends more toward experimental cognitive scientific methods.  Exposure to these related research pursuits will help break down silos and stimulate ideas for interdisciplinary work."  

- Dr. Andrew Leber, Director, CCBS


Our next speaker in the Cognitive Science of Racial Bias Series is Dr. Courtney Bonam, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Bonam will host a virtual talk on December 1, 2022. View our events page for more information.

If you have a proposal for a speaker, please visit our funding page to learn how CCBS can assist. 

To view past colloquia speakers, please select the drop down options below. 

January 20, 2022, Series keynote
  • Dr. Mahzarin Banaji
  • Harvard University
  • “The mental representation of race in America: A new science compels a new reckoning"
November 11, 2021
  • Dr. Paige Lloyd
  • University of Denver
  • “Race-based sensitivity and bias effects in trust judgements"
March 23, 2018
  • Dr. Lisa Davidson
  • New York University
  • “The intersection of prosodic context, pitch, and gender in the identification of creaky voice.”
February 10, 2017
  • Dr. James Haxby
  • Dartmouth College
  • “A common model of representational spaces in human cortex.”
March 8, 2017
  • Dr. Letitia Naigles
  • University of Connecticut
  • “What Variability in Children’s Language Reveals about the Psychological and Neurological Processes of Language Acquisition: Evidence from Typical Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
November 12, 2017
  • Dr. Ruchika Prakash
  • Ohio State University
  • "Mindfulness for the Aging Brain"
January 25, 2016
  • Dr. Jeff Cohn
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • "Automated Face Analysis for Research and Clinical Use"
February 19, 2016
  • Dr. Sheng He
  • University of Minnesota
  • "Psychophysical TMS: delayed fovea noise disrupts discrimination of object details in the visual periphery"
March 22, 2016
  • Dr. David Gow
  • Harvard University
  • "Effective connectivity, phonology and speech perception: What Granger analysis can tell us about the sources of phonological structure" 
June 9, 2016
  • Dr. Alison Preston
  • University of Texas
  • “Hippocampal-prefrontal contributions to knowledge acquisition and representation” 
March 26, 2015
  • Dr. Mark Blumberg
  • University of Iowa
  • "Developing the Sensorimotor System in Our Sleep" 
April 25, 2015
  • Dr. Ping Li
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • “The Bilingual Brain:  Neuroplasticity as a Function of Second Language” 
January 13, 2014
  • Andrew Shtulman
  • Occidental College
  • "Conceptual and Epistemic Obstacles to Understanding Science"
January 30, 2014
  • Marlene Behrmann
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • "Distributed Neural Circuits, Not Circumscribed Centers, Mediate Both Face and Word Recognition" 
February 3, 2014
  • Anthony Chemero
  • University of Cincinnati
  • "The End of the Debate Over Extended Cognition" 
February 20, 2014
  • Chen Yu
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • "Statistical Word Learning: Behaviors, Mechanisms and Models" 
April 4, 2014
  • Joshua McDermott
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "Understanding Audition Via Sound Analysis and Synthesis" 
September 17, 2014
  • Dr. Mark C Preul
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • "Meningiomas assessed with ex vivo NMR and in vivo 3D 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy: Determining biochemical markers of clinically aggressive behavior and providing a resection advantage"
October 2, 2014
  • Dr. Aude Oliva
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "Visualizing Human Mental Representations in Time and Space"
October 10, 2014
  • Dr. Matt Goldrick
  • Northwestern University
  • "Gradient Symbolic Structure in Cognition" 
October 30, 2014
  • Dr. Nancy Kanwisher
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "The Functional Organization of Human Auditory Cortex" 
November 7, 2014
  • The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging at OSU
  • "OSU Technology Commercialization Office (TCO)" 
February 15, 2013
  • Dr. Robert E. Remez
  • Barnard College and Columbia University 
  • “I Would Know That Voice Anywhere!” 
March 22, 2013
  • Dr. Michael Lewicki
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • “Learning Abstract Representations of Structures in Natural Scenes” 
April 24, 2013
  • Dr. Edward Vul 
  • University of California, San Diego
  • “Intuitive Dynamics in Human Object Perception” 
June 27, 2013
  • Moritz Grosse-Wentrup 
  • Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems 
  • “The Neural Basis of Brain-Computer Interface Control” 
October 11, 2013
  • Jack Gallant
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • “Detailed Mapping of Sensory and Cognitive Information Across the Human Brain” 
November 16, 2013
  • Alice O’Toole
  • University of Texas-Dallas
  • “Computational Models of Face Recognition: Where are we now? Where do we go next?” 
February 17, 2012
  • Mark Pitt & Antoine J. Shahin
  • OSU Psychology Department
    OSU Eye Ear Institute and Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • "Exploring Spoken Word Segmentation Using EEG"

March 2, 2012
  • Derick H. Lindquist
  • OSU Psychology Department
  • "A rodent model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Impaired classical conditioning in adult animals"
March 2, 2012
  • Jiangye Yuan
  • OSU Computer Science and Engineering
  • "Remote Sensing Image Segmentation by Combining Spectral and Texture Features"
April 20, 2012
  • Zhong-Lin Lu
  • OSU Department of Psychology
  • "Quick Methods: Bayesian Adaptive Estimation of Psychological Functions"
May 11, 2012
  • Allison Bean
  • OSU Department of Speech and Hearing Science
  • "Comparison of Direct and Indirect Measures of Executive Function in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders."
June 8, 2012
  • Bernadette Leuner
  • OSU Department of Psychology
  • "Structural Plasticity and Cognitive Function: Resilience During Motherhood
January 21, 2011
  • Laura Wagner & Cynthia Clopper
  • OSU Department of Psychology and Department of Linguistics 
  • "Perception of Dialect Variation by Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism"
January 28, 2011
  • Stephen Petrill
  • OSU Human Development and Family Science
  • "Genetically sensitive approaches to the study of math and reading cognition"
February 4, 2011
  • Ellen Peters
  • OSU Department of Psychology
  • "Attention-based choice: A mere looking effect"
February 18, 2011
  • Ruchika Prakash
  • OSU Department of Psychology
  • "Cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive and brain plasticity in older adults"
February 25, 2011
  • Antoine J. Shahin
  • OSU Eye and Ear Institute and Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • "Neural influence of prior knowledge on illusory filling-in of degraded speech"
March 4, 2011
  • Raghu Machiraju
  • OSU Computer Science and Engineering
  • "State-space models for Analyzing fMRI data"
March 11, 2011
  • Per Sederberg
  • OSU Department of Psychology
  • "Modeling the role of context and prediction error in encoding variability"
October 7, 2011
  • Samuel Rivera
  • OSU Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Untitled 
October 21, 2011
  • Randy Gallistel
  • Rutgers University, Center for Cognitive Science
  • "Memory and the Computational Brain"
October 28, 2011
  • Michael Arbib
  • University of Southern California, USC Brain Project
  • "From Mirror Neurons to Complex Imitation in the Evolution of Language and Tool Use"
November 04, 2011
  • Ya-ting Shih
  • OSU Education: Teaching & Learning
  • Untitled 
November 18, 2011
  • Antoine J Shahin
  • OSU Eye and Ear Institute and Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Untitled 
October 8, 2010
  • S. Du
  • OSU Department of Electrical Engineering
October 15, 2010
  • Dr. Karen Harpster
  • OSU Occupational Therapy
October 22, 2010
  • D. Bernhardt-Walther
  • OSU Department of Psychology
October 29, 2010
  • Dr. David Huron
  • OSU School of Music
November 5, 2010
  • P. Reidy
  • OSU Department of Linguistics
November 12, 2010
  • G. Yim
  • OSU School of Music
December 3, 2010
  • D. Espinosa
  • OSU Department of Linguistics