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16th April: Next Lab Meeting

Date: Thursday, April, 16th

Time: 9:00h

Place: Seminario 5 (CIMCYC)

Speakers: Catarina S. Ferreira

Title: Los mecanismos inhibitorios en el nombrado y reconocimiento de caras: índices evolutivos y neurales

15th April: Special Virtual Joint Lab Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April, 15th

Time: 15:00h

Place: Sala de Conferencias 1 (CIMCYC)

Speakers: Haoyun Zhang, Megan Zirnstein (Pennsylvania State University), Julia Morales & Laura Hansen (University of Granada)

Title:  We will have brief presentations from Judyth Kroll’s group and then brief presentations from our group, all focused on issues of language processing and cognitive control.  A particular interest in having a joint meeting is that many of us have been using the AX-CPT task as a measure of executive function that enables a separation of proactive and reactive control processes and we are eager to discuss the findings using this measure.

9th April: Next lab meeting

Date: Thursday, April, 9th

Time: 13:00h

Place: Seminario 2 (CIMCYC)

Speaker: Giulia Togato

Title: Eye-tracking and ERPs in multi-word expression research. A state-of-the-art review of the method and findings

27th March: Next lab meeting

Date: Friday, March, 27th

Time: 09:00h

Place: Seminario 2 (CIMCYC)

Speaker: Ana I. Pérez

Title: An alternative perspective on “semantic P600” effects in language comprehension

20th March: Peter Delaney's Conference

Date: Friday, March, 20th

Time: 11:00h

Place: Sala de conferencias 1 (CIMCYC)

Speaker: Peter Delaney

Title: Personality, Inner Strength, and Memory: How Different People Remember and Forget

Abstract: I have long argued that remembering and forgetting are active processes.  Learning doesn't just happen to us:  we make it happen.  Since memory is a consequence of behavior, it should surprise no one that it is affected by powerful inner forces like our personalities, beliefs, and emotions.  Everyone knows that depression and stress, for example, hurt memory.  However, in cognitive psychology, few people have dared to investigate how non-cognitive inner traits like personality affect memory.  We will present data on how inner forces affected memory in two theoretically-crucial phenomena, intentional forgetting and test-enhanced learning.  The data suggested the 'Big 5' factor of conscientiousness as a crucial factor in situations where changing our approach to learning is important.  We also closely examined the effects of being 'mentally tough' -- a concept close to hardiness or resilience -- and neuroticism as memory modifiers.  Critically, personality and beliefs had no direct effect on memory efficiency, but they affected memory by changing what people do during learning.

12th March: Next lab meeting

Date: Thursday, March, 12th

Time: 13:00h

Place: Sala de conferencias 1 (CIMCYC)

Speaker: Carmen Aguirre

Title: Motivated forgetting: Selectivity and control

5th March: Next lab meeting

Date: Thursday, March, 5th

Time: 13:00h

Place: Sala de Conferencias 2 (CIMCYC)

Speaker: Daniela Paolieri

Title: Language-Cognition Interactions in Bilingual Children

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