Communication in Context. This weekly research seminar is designed to provide an intellectual gathering for those students interested in the computational,cognitive and/or neuroscientific study of communication, be it characterized as human-linguistic, animal or machine. It is our hope that this will become a regular lunchtime event for students and faculty in the cognitive sciences who are interested in language and communication research. Sessions will alternate between what we will call From-Within and From-Without meetings. During a From-Within meeting, one student will be expected to present his/her graduate research to the group. This has two benefits: (1) Student presenters will have an opportunity to explain the broader significance of their research to non-experts in related disciplines; (2) All student participants will be exposed to developing research projects from related disciplines, potentially shaping these projects as they develop. During From-Without weeks, students will present and discuss selected readings by experts from outside Penn, in particular, that week's IRCS colloquium speaker. This 'journal club' will expose students to outside opinions, and prepare them for the colloquium in a way that isn’t normally possible. We hope that this weekly meeting will generate increased communication across different areas of expertise, establishing an intellectual common-ground among communication scientists at Penn.
If you are interested and/or would like to register, please contact John Trueswell at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first meeting will beWednesday September 8th, at noon.