The research group at QMUL, Cognitive Science, is having a launch that includes previewing some of the amazing work that this group does and a panel to discuss “Cognitive Science; What is it good for?”. Details taken from the CogSci website is below…

Cognitive Science Research Group Launch

Wednesday 27th November 2013, 3.00pm Skeel Lecture Theatre

We invite you to the launch of the Cognitive Science Research Group during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 27th November. The event starts with a panel discussion by four of the UK’s leading researchers on the value of Cognitive Science. This will be followed by a reception with magic, poetry, handbags, jokes, chat and other demonstrations of current research projects. The evening ends with a performance by Haskell; the only Country and Blues band named after a functional programming language.

Distinguished Panel “Cognitive Science: What is it good for?”

3:00pm-4:45 pm Skeel Lecture Theatre

Panel Members:

• Prof. Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School, Warwick.
• Prof. Sophie Scott, Deputy Director of Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL.
• Prof. Ulrike Hahn, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London.
• Prof. Shalom Lappin FBA, Professor of Computational Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, Kings College London.

Welcome and Introduction to Research Demonstrations

5pm-6pm Media and Arts Technology Studios (ground floor, Engineering)

Food and Refreshments

6pm-7pm Food and Refreshments, Media and Arts Technology Studios (Ground Floor, Engineering)

Haskell in the Performance Lab

8pm-9pm: Live music from Haskell.

Demonstrations from:

  • Matthew Purver: London Twitter Emotion Map[1]
  • Claude Heath: Drawing from conversations
  • Chris Howes: Asking for trouble…
  • Nicola Plant: Surface Tension
  • Xinyue Wang: Adaptive Crawler Demo
  • Toby Harris: Comedy Lab: A series of live performance experiments researching performer-audience-audience interaction.
  • Kleomenis Katevas: Poetry Confessional
  • Christine Farion: Message Bag
  • Jeni Maleshkova: Presentation of Visual Art in an Interactive 3D Environment
  • Kavin Preethi Narasimhan: ‘Look Who’s Talking in Groups’
  • Louis McCallum: Friend Me Your Ears: Social Relationships and Musical Robots
  • Howard Williams: Perception and Performance in Conjuring and Magic
  • Paolo Masci: Rapid prototyping of medical device user interfaces
  • Davy Smith: “They Shoot Asteroids, Don’t They?
  • Sam Duffy: Student-Tutor Organisation of Interaction During One-to-One Instrumental Music Lessons
  • Agata Ryterska: The effect of environment on effort-based decision-making in humans
  • Jieyu LV: The impact of empathy on cooperation (Demo of Public Goods Game)
  • Stephen McGregor: A Phonemic Approach to Sonnet Discovery
  • Vincent Akkermans: Mice in the Blender
  • Pat Healey, Rose McCabe and Mary Lavelle: The Choreography of Conversation: Analysing Non-Verbal Interaction using Motion Capture.
  • Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh: What is the vector space content of what we say?