Cognitive Science Seminar Series

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The Cognitive Science Seminar Series (formerly the IMC Reading Group) takes place every Wednesday 12-1pm. The venue is the ITL middle floor meeting room (i.e. the larger room opposite the desk).

Come to share something interesting, test a conference presentation, get feedback on a grant proposal, try out a new idea or propose a paper that would be of interest to the group. If you are interested in booking a slot to present, please contact Arkaitz Zubiaga email: [1]. You will need to provide a short abstract, and any relevant attachments (ideally) the week before you present. These will be circulated to the Cognitive Science Seminar Series mailing list each week, and listed here. To see whether you will automatically get these e-mails as part of the Cognitive Science Research Group or to sign up to our mailing list, please visit this page. They will also be added to the online CogSci Meetings calendar, which you can access via Google calendar or iCal etc.

Remember that it is only fun presenting if there is an audience. Please do get involved in coming along and giving feedback to the presenters, especially if you have some overlap in your areas of interest.

Seminars 2019-20


Date Speaker Title
2 October 2019 Antonela Tommasel (UNICEN, Argentina) Keeping one-step ahead of Architectural Smells: A Machine Learning application
16 October 2019 Christopher Madge Incremental Game Mechanics applied to Text Annotation + Progression In A Language Annotation Game With A Purpose
23 October 2019 Ravi Shekhar TBA
30 October 2019 Tom Gurion TBA
6 November 2019 TBA TBA
13 November 2019 Charalampos Saitis TBA
20 November 2019 TBA TBA
27 November 2019 Christine Cuskley (Newcastle University) The emergence and dynamics of linguistic rules: Learning, memory, and communicative interaction
4 December 2019 Sumithra Velupillai (King's College London) TBA
11 December 2019 TBA TBA


Date Speaker Title
22 January 2020 TBA TBA
29 January 2020 TBA TBA
5 February 2020 TBA TBA
12 February 2020 TBA TBA
19 February 2020 TBA TBA
26 February 2020 TBA TBA
4 March 2020 Steve Clark (DeepMind) TBA
11 March 2020 TBA TBA
18 March 2020 TBA TBA
25 March 2020 TBA TBA
1 April 2020 TBA TBA


Date Speaker Title
22 April 2020 TBA TBA
29 April 2020 TBA TBA
6 May 2020 TBA TBA
13 May 2020 TBA TBA
20 May 2020 TBA TBA
27 May 2020 TBA TBA
3 June 2020 TBA TBA
10 June 2020 TBA TBA
17 June 2020 TBA TBA
24 June 2020 TBA TBA

Past Cognitive Science Seminars

Here is the full list of abstracts for Previous Cognitive Science Seminars. We have had topics as diverse as learning to play the bagpipes, interaction between musicians, a discussion on Grice, a trip to Tate Modern, audiences and interaction, incomplete contributions in dialogue and a robotic kitten. Here are some examples:

Past years