Now accepting applications for Fall 2020, deadline Dec 15. Questions can be directed to Dr. Gideon Caplovitz, director of CBS (gcaplovitz@unr.edu).

Congratulations to the Berryhill, Caplovitz, and Snow labs, which have together been awarded two NSF grants as part of the multi-institution collaborative EPSCoR program.

Congratulations to the Snow lab, which has been awarded a 5-year R01 grant by the NIH to study real-world object perception and cognition.

The CBS program welcomes new faculty member Dr. Sarah Haigh.

Department of Psychology/0296 University of Nevada, Reno Reno, NV 89557 Phone: (775) 784-6828 FAX: (775) 784-1126

The Cognitive and Brain Sciences Graduate program is happy to sponsor a number of invited speakers. These speakers are sponsored in part by the Center of Integrative Neuroscience, GSAN and CBS Clubs, an organization run by our graduate students.

NeuroLecture speakers are sponsored by COBRE

Colloquia 2016-2017

Fall Semester

  • 10/26/2017       Marlene Behrmann       Carnegie Mellon University

    A broader vision of object recognition: beyond ventral cortex. 2:45 pm, Pennington Health & Science 102

  • 10/26/2017       Jeffrey Cummings       Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

    Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development: An Insider’s Perspective. 12:30 pm, Pennington Health & Science 102

Colloquia 2015-2016

Spring Semester

  • 05/06/2016       Shrikant Bharadwaj       LV Prasad Eye Institute

    Impact of Distorted Optics on Spatial and Depth Vision - Lessons from Human Disease Models. 12:30 pm, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 05/04/2016       Megan Tillman       UC Davis

    Scotopic Vision and Aging. 3:00 pm, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 04/21/2016       Patrick Emery       University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Synchronization of Circadian Clocks to Daily Environmental Cycles. 4:00 pm, Davidson Math and Science 105

  • 04/15/2016       Robert Shapley       New York University

    Roles of Cortical Single- and Double-Opponent Cells in Color Vision. 3:00pm, William J. Raggio Building 2030

  • 04/08/2016       Ione Fine       University of Washington

    Pulse Trains to Percepts: The Challenge of Creating a Perceptually Intelligible World with Sight Recovery Techniques. 11:30am, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 04/01/2016       Vicki Volbrecht       Colorado State University

    Color Vision in the Peripheral Retina. 3:00pm, William J. Raggio Building 2030

  • 03/04/2016       Stacey Tovino       University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Health Law Implications of Advances in Neuroscience, Including Neuroimaging. 3:00pm, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center 124

  • 02/26/2016       Steven Shevell       University of Chicago

    11:30am, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 02/19/2016       Delwin Lindsey       Ohio State University

    Color Naming, Color Communication and the Evolution of Basic Color Terms. 12:30pm, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 02/19/2016       Alice O'Toole       University of Texas at Dallas

    Understanding Person Recognition; Psychological, Computational, & Neural Perspectives. 11:30am, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 02/12/2016       Dennis Proffitt       University of Virginia

    Perception viewed as a phenotypic expression. 2:00pm, Matthewson - IGT Knowledge Center 124

Fall Semester

  • 12/04/2015       Pablo de Gracia       Barrow Neurological Institute

    Optimizing monovision and multifocal corrections. 11:30am, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 11/20/2015       David Peterzell       John F. Kennedy University

    Discovering Sensory Processes Using Individual Differences: A Review and Factor Analytic Manifesto. 11:30am, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 11/13/2015       Jack Gallant       University of California, Berkeley

    Mapping, modeling, and decoding the human brain under naturalistic conditions. 3pm, Jot Travis Building 100

  • 09/25/2015       G. Christopher Stecker       Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    Spatial hearing and the brain: assembling binaural information to understand auditory space. 11:00am, Jot Travis Building 100

  • 09/18/2015       Russell Hurlbert       University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Exploring inner experience in clinical, cognitive, developmental, social psychology, and neuroscience. 11:15am, Reynolds School of Journalism 101

Symposia 2014-2015

Fall Semester

Colloquia 2014-2015

Spring Semester

  • 05/08/2015       Charlotte DiStefano       University of California, Los Angeles

    Understanding kids who don’t talk: Using EEG to measure language in minimally verbal children with ASD. 4:00pm Ansari Business 106

  • 04/30/2015       Noelle L’Etoile       University of California, San Francisco

    Endogenous RNAi and behavior in C. elegans. 4:00 pm Ansari Business 106

  • 04/30/2015       Nancy Xu       Old Dominion University

    New tools for real-time imaging of single live cells. 1:00 pm Davidson math and Science 105

  • 03/24/2015       Libby Huber       University of Washington

    Auditory perception and cortical plasticity after long-term blindness. 1:00 pm Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 03/12/2015       Talia Retter       Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

    At face value: An introduction to fast periodic visual stimulation. 1:00 pm Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 03/12/2015       Lara Krisst       San Francisco State University

    TBA, 10:00 am Reynolds School of Journalism 101

  • 03/10/2015       Martha Merrow       Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

    The times of their lives: Developmental and circadian timing in C. elegans. 4:00 pm Davidson Math and Science 105

  • 03/05/2015       John Serences       University of California, San Diego

    Attentional gain versus efficient selection: Evidence from human electroencephalography. 4:00 pm Ansari Business 106

  • 02/25/2015       April Schweinhart       University of Louisville

    Changing what you see changes how you see: Analyzing the plasticity of broadband orientation perception. 4:00 pm Reynolds School of Journalism 101

Fall Semester

  • 11/18/2014       Markus Janczyk       Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen

    Classes of human behavior: Intentionality, action goals, and dual-task interference.

  • 10/23/2014       Karl Deisseroth       University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems.

  • 08/29/2015       Charlie Chubb       University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Cuttlefish Camouflage.

Colloquia 2013-2014

Spring Semester

  • 03/10/2014       Peter Tse       Dartmouth College

    Chunking of features in space and time: Behavioral and neuronal mechanisms

  • 02/18/2014       Ioulia Kovelman       University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Building a vision: Shared multimodal pediatric fNIRS brain imaging facility at the University of Michigan.

Fall Semester

  • 12/11/2013       Ted Huppert       University of Pittsburg, Radiology & Bioengineering

    Illuminating the Mind: Applications and Challenges for fNIRS.

  • 12/10/2013       Ted Huppert       University of Pittsburg, Radiology & Bioengineering

    Illuminating the Mind: Applications and Challenges for fNIRS.

  • 10/18/2013       Alison Harris       Claremont-McKenna College

    Event-related brain dynamics of value and decision making

  • 10/11/2015       Paul Corballis       University of Auckland

    The Electrophysiology of Human Selective Attention: Target Selection, Distractor Suppression, and Competition for Representation in the Visual System.

Colloquia 2012-2013

Spring Semester

  • 04/19/2013       Lars Strother       University of Western Ontario

    The Visual Cortical Basis of Object Recognition and Reading.

  • 04/17/2013       Lila Chrysikou       University of Kansas

    Flexibility in Semantic Memory for Objects.

  • 04/12/2013       Frank Tong       Vanderbilt University

    The Role of Early Visual Areas in High-level Visual Cognition.

  • 02/08/2013       Shaun Vecera       University of Iowa

    The Control of Visual Attention: Capture, Complexity and Contingency.

  • 02/08/2013       David Whitney       University of California, Berkeley

    The Bottleneck of Conscious Vision.

Fall Semester

  • 11/13/2012       Markus Janczyk       University of Wurzburg, Germany

    Action Effects and Motor Planning in Ideomotor Theory.

  • 11/09/2012       Gerald Jacobs       University of California, Santa Barbara

    The Bottleneck of Conscious Vision.

  • 10/03/2012       Martin Banks       University of California, Berkeley

    The Perceptual Basis of Some Guidelines in Photography.

  • 09/17/2012       Phil Kellman       University of California, Los Angeles

    Object Formation in Space and Time.

Summer Semester

  • 08/03/2012       Hiromasa Takemura       Stanford University

    Neural Correlates of Induced Motion: an fMRI study.

Colloquia 2011-2012

Spring Semester

  • 05/09/2012       Karen Gunther       Wabash College

    What Where’s Waldo can Tell Us About Visual Anatomy.

  • 04/27/2012       Sara Szczepanski       University of California, Berkeley

    Dynamic Frontal-Parietal Interactions During Spatial Attentional Control.

  • 04/18/2012       Lynn Robertson       University of California, Berkeley

    Weak and Strong Feature Binding in Visual Perception.

  • 04/04/2012       Anthony Norcia       Stanford University

    Neuroimaging Figure/Ground Segmentation.