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Hybrid Event - Meet Me in The Elevator! A presentation by The Center for Cognitive Science Post-Docs (RuCCS)

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Hybrid - Registration Required (Zoom link TBD)

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In-Person Location: PSYCH Room 105, Busch Campus


Come hear some of our stellar RuCCS post-docs give us their elevator pitch on what is exciting and unique about their research!

Grads, these are excellent models for you to follow as you prepare to transition from Rutgers to the job market!

Faculty and students, this is a fantastic opportunity to appreciate the wide range of research covered under the Cognitive Science umbrella, and celebrate our post-docs!

Organized by Dr. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics, RuCCS)



Shannon Bryant (Ph.D., Linguistics, Harvard)
     Language as a window into our inner worlds
     Learn more about Shannon and her research here:

Chuanxiuyue (Carol) He (Ph.D., Psychological and Brain Sciences, UCSB)
     Spatial thinking and navigation: Unraveling individual differences
     in cognition through naturalistic complex tasks

Preston Lennon (Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University)
     What does it feel like to think? Consciousness, Content, and Value
     Read Preston’s writing about aphantasia here:
     What Can Aphantasia Tell Us About Conscious Thought?

Joseph Sommer (Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Rutgers)
     What explains irrational beliefs?
     Explore examples of Joseph’s work here:
     Updating, evidence evaluation, and operator availability: A theoretical framework for understanding belief
     A hobgoblin of large minds: Troubles with consistency in belief - Sommer - 2023 - WIREs Cognitive Science
     The Cognitive Science of Belief

Shuyan Wang (Ph.D., Linguistics, UConn)
     Semantics in child language: The role of grammar and cognition
     Read one of Shuyan’s papers here:
     Effects of processing limits on computing scalar implicatures: Evidence from child English and child Mandarin
     And learn more about her here: