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CogFest 2018


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The CCBS invited the cognitive science community at Ohio State to CogFest 2018!

Friday, April 6 – Saturday, April 7, 2018

The cognitive science community gathered for this special two day event to discuss ongoing research at Ohio State and interact with faculty and students from across the University who are exploring questions related to human cognition, including learning, memory, perception, language, and decision making, from behavioral, applied, computational modeling, and cognitive neuroscience perspectives.

Everyone interested in the cognitive sciences and affiliated sciences was invited to attend any or all of our CogFest activities. A brief itinerary is provided below. Please visit the CogFest Day 1 and CogFest Day 2 pages for more details about each event. 

CogFest Day 1

Friday, April 6th | 

Speaker Series

  • Dr. Nicholas Turk-Browne of Yale University presented:
    Rethinking memory systems for statistical learning
    Hosted by the Psychology Department Cognitive Area
  • Dr. Andries Coetzee of the University of Michigan presented:
    Radically Individualized Linguistic Competence
    Hosted by the Linguistics Department

Undergraduate Poster Session

Thompson Library, 11th Floor, Campus Reading Room

CogFest Day 2

Saturday, April 7th | 

The film showing and panel discussion was free and open to all OSU members and the public!

Film Showing

Co-Sponsored by CCBS and the Wexner Center for the Arts
Brief intro and film screening of “Her” (Spike Jonze, 2013)
Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theater

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theater
Discussion was facilitated by Dr. Andy Leber, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University


  • Dr. Richard Samuels, Department of Philosophy, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. David Staley, Department of History, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Wei Xu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University