Sunday / April 7th 2013 / Price Center Ballroom West
Welcome Address from CSSA Board
Dr. Mingxiong Huang
Dr. David Kirsh
Dr. Benjamin Bergen
Lunch Break: Food Provided
Lab Booth Presentations & Poster Session
Dr. Douglas Nitz
Guest Keynote Speaker
Grad Student Q&A Panel
CogSci Laboratory Booths
Language and Cognition Lab
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bergen
Website: http://cogsci.ucsd.edu/~bkbergen/lcl
The Language and Cognition Lab studies the cognitive processes that underlie language use,
and build detailed models of these mechanisms so they can be implemented in computational
models. Their research covers the three domains of linguistic knowledge - meaning, form, and
the relation between them.
Distributed Cognition and Human-Computer Interaction Lab
Principal Investigators: Edwin Hutchins and James Hollan
Website: http://hci.ucsd.edu
The research of the Dcog-HCI lab focuses on environments in which people pursue activities in
collaboration with elements of the social and material world: what people do, how activities are
coordinated, and what role technology should play, believing in the promise Dcog holds as a
framework for the design and analysis of augmented environments and digital artifacts.
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jaime Pineda
Website: http://bci.ucsd.edu
The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is interested in information processing in the brain. One area
of interest is the relationship between mirror neuron activity as reflected in the EEG and social
cognition. Another area of interest is the neural basis of gender differences during visual
tracking. The primary goal is understanding the complex interplay between brain biology and
KA Lite Project
Principal Investigator: Jamie Alexandre
Website: http://learningequality.org
The Foundation for Learning Equality (FLE), largely composed of UCSD undergraduate and
graduate students in Cognitive Science, is dedicated to creating tools for the sharing and
creation of open-licensed educational content for use by anyone around the world, with special
emphasis on reaching the 65% of the world that does not have Internet access. KA Lite, an
open-source platform for deploying Khan Academy videos and exercises in offline and lowbandwidth contexts on low-powered hardware, was soft-launched in December of 2012, and is
already seeing widespread global deployment, particularly in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
Professional speakers
Dr. Mingxiong Huang:
"Obtaining Source Images of Brain Rhythms and Detecting Injuries in Patients
with Mild TBI"
Dr. Mingxiong Huang is a professor at UCSD's Department of Radiology ; a
research health scientist and physicist at VA’s San Diego Healthcare System,
and the Associate Director of the UCSD MEG Center. Dr. Huang has
developed advanced source-imaging approaches to the analysis of MEG,
integerated MEG with other structural and/or functional brain imaging
techniques, and applied MEG to study neurological and psychiatric
disorders in humans.
Dr. David Kirsh:
"Extending Embodied Cognition Beyond the Brain"
Dr. David Kirsh is a professor at UCSD and runs the Interactive Cognition
Lab which studies the nature of Distributed Collaboration, Interactivity,
Coordination, Human Computer Interaction, E-Learning, Attention
Management, and How to increase the Context Awareness of our
environments. Dr. Kirsh's area of research include Theory of Interaction,
Environmental Design, and Information Architecture.
Dr. Benjamin Bergen:
"Thinking and Driving"
Dr. Benjamin Bergen is an associate professor at UCSD and runs the
Language and Cognition Lab which specializes in the cognitive processes
that underlie meaning. His areas of research include language
comprehension, metaphorical language and thought, how people use
grammar to encode meaning and how grammar structures affect
comprehension, language and driving distraction (and ways to mitigate it),
and meaning units inside words.
Dr. Douglas Nitz:
"Movement Maps Space Maps Memory"
Dr. Douglas Nitz is an associate professor at UCSD and runs the Systems
Neuroscience Lab which focuses on the neural basis of spatial cognition and
episodic memory, hippocampus, parietal cortex, premotor cortex. His
research ares include neuroscience how parietal cortex permits imagination.
Research Poster session
Cindy Lam - Undergraduate Student
Chiba Lab
Esther Walker - Graduate Student
Embodied Cognition Lab
Jeremy Karnowski - Graduate Student
Distributed Cognition and Human-Computer Interaction Lab
Andy Alexander - Graduate Student
Systems Neuroscience Lab
Tim Mullen - Graduate Student
de Sa Lab
Ben Cipollini - Graduate Student
de Sa Lab
Matt Shalles - Graduate Student
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Baland Jalal - Researcher
Center for Brain and Cognition (V.S Ramachandran)
Graduate Student Q&A Panel
Jeremy Karnowski
Rachel Ostrand
Luke Miller
Megan Bardolph
Daniel Frost
Esther Walker
Special Thanks:
Special thanks to Thanh Maxwell, the undergraduate advisor in the Cognitive Science Department; Dr.
Kutas, the Chair of the Cognitive Science Department; and to the UCSD OneStop for helping us put this
conference together.
Conference Organizers:
Alex Rosengarten, Neema Mahdavi, Alison Noda, Marian Wang, Sandy Zerkle, Ramya Kedlaya, Suzanna
Osuna, Vanessa Hollingsworth, Divya Krishnakumar
Brought to you by the Cognitive Science Student Association (CSSA):
Thanks for coming! We hope to see you again next year!

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