The room for Cogsci 200 is Cognitive Science Building
003. The meeting times are Fridays 2-2:50PM for registered
students, and 3:00-4:50PM for the lectures (to which the
UCSD Cognitive Science community is invited). This will be
followed usually by the cognitive science happy hour in the
cog sci building courtyard, where students and speakers can interact in
a more relaxed manner.
The graduate student section from 2-2:50 will involve the professor using the dreaded index card method: students will be asked questions about the papers that are intended to generate some discussion and understanding of the material. Students are therefore expected to have done the reading before class. The method involves index cards with every student's name on them. These are shuffled at the beginning of class, and then students are asked questions in order of their appearance on the card. The first question is almost always, "What is the point of this paper?", and is often asked several times until we converge on one or more main themes of the paper.The requirements for the class are:
|DATE||PRESENTER||TITLE (click for abstract)
||Brad Voytek, Cognitive Science
||Neural oscillations: what, where, when, and why?
||Cole SR & Voytek B (in press) Brain oscillations and the importance of waveform shape, Trends Cogn Sci
Richard Gaoa, Erik J. Peterson, Bradley Voytek (2017) Inferring synaptic excitation/inhibition balance from field potentials. Neuroimage
||Christina Gremel, Psychology
||Corticostriatal circuits and action control
|| Christina M. Gremel1 & Rui M. Costa (2013) Orbitofrontal and striatal circuits dynamically encode the shift between goal-directed and habitual actions. Nature Communications 4:2264 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3264
Peter H Rudebeck, Richard C Saunders, Anna T Prescott, Lily S Chau & Elisabeth A Murray (2013) Prefrontal mechanisms of behavioral flexibility, emotion regulation and value updating. Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3440
||Erik Viirre, Neuroscience
||Requirements for a Conversational Agent for Medical Symptoms
||Hannah L Semigran, Jeffrey A Linder, Courtney Gidengil, Ateev Mehrotra (2015) Evaluation of symptom checkers for self diagnosis and triage: audit study. British Medical Journal
Hannah L. Semigran, David M. Levine, Shantanu Nundy, Ateev Mehrotra (2016) Comparison of Physician and Computer Diagnostic Accuracy. JAMA Internal Medicine.
Kevin A. Kerber, Brian C. Callaghan, Steven A. Telian, William J. Meurer, Lesli E. Skolarus, Wendy Carender, James F. Burke. (2017) Dizziness Symptom Type Prevalence and Overlap: A US Nationally Representative Survey. The American Journal of Medicine.
||Matthew Fulkerson, Philosophy
||Beyond Pleasant Touch
||Matthew Fulkerson (2016) Affective Touch from a Philosophical Standpoint. In H. Olausson et al. (eds.), Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-6418-5_19
Francis McGlone, Ake B Vallbo, Hakan Olausson, Line Loken, and Johan Wessberg (2007). Discriminative Touch and Emotional Touch. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 61(3):173-183
||Tim Brady, Psychology
||The nature of visual working memory: objects, scenes, and the role of semantic knowledge
||Brady, T. F., Störmer, V., and Alvarez, G. A. (2016). Working memory is not fixed capacity: More active storage capacity for real-world objects than simple stimuli. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(27):7459-7464.
Brady, T. F. and Alvarez, G.A. (2015). No evidence for a fixed object limit in working memory: Ensemble representations inflate estimates of working memory capacity for complex objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41(3):921-9.
|| Leon Bergen, Linguistics
||Probabilistic models of pragmatics
||Frank, Michael C. and Goodman, Noah (2012) Predicting Pragmatic Reasoning in Language Games. Science 336:998.
Bergen, Leon and Goodman, Noah C. (2015) The Strategic Use of Noise in Pragmatic Reasoning. Topics in Cognitive Science 7:336–350.
Justine T. Kao, Jean Y. Wu, Leon Bergen, and Noah D. Goodman (2014) Nonliteral understanding of number words. PNAS 111(33):12002-12007.
||Veteran’s day: No Class
||What is it you don't understand about "no class"?|
||Eran Mukamel, Cognitive Science
||The role of the epigenome in brain development and plasticity
||Mukamel, E.A. & Lister, R. (2017) Beyond mCG: DNA Methylation in Noncanonical Sequence Context. In DNA Modifications in the Brain. Cambridge: Academic Press.
Luo et al. (2017) Single-cell methylomes identify neuronal subtypes and regulatory elements in mammalian cortex Science 357:600–604.
||Lara Rangel, Cognitive Science and Neuroscience
||The flexible coordination of hippocampal neurons in rhythms
||Rangel, LM, Rueckemann, JW, Riviere, PD, Keefe, KR, Porter, BS, Heimbuch, IS, Budlong, CH, Eichenbaum, H. (2015) Rhythmic coordination of hippocampal neurons during associative memory processing. eLife DOI: 10.7554/eLife.09849:, pp. 1-24.
||Steven Dow, Cognitive Science
||Advancing Collective Innovation
||Pao Siangliulue, Joel Chan, Steven P. Dow, and Krzysztof Z. Gajos. (2016) IdeaHound: Improving Large-scale Collaborative Ideation with Crowd-powered Real-time Semantic Modeling. In UIST ’16, Tokyo, Japan.
Yu, Lixiu and Nickerson, Jeffrey (2011) Cooks or Cobblers? Crowd Creativity through Combination. In Computer-Human Interaction (CHI-11), Vancouver, CA.
The instructor is Professor
Gary Cottrell, whose office is CSE Building room 4130.
Feel free to send email to
an appointment, or telephone (858) 534-6640.
Most recently updated on January 11th, 2017 by Gary Cottrell, firstname.lastname@example.org