University of Evansville

Cognitive Science

Students in UE's cognitive science program find their experience enhanced by studying abroad in many locations including Harlaxton College, UE's British Campus.

Crick Lecture Series

Crick

Each year, UE's programs in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences jointly sponsor a lecture series on topics of mutual interest. Named in honor of Francis Crick, for his intellectual ambition and cross-disciplinary curiosity, these lectures serve to make the study of the mind and brain accessible to UE and the broader Evansville community. Lectures are free and open to the public.

To learn more about Francis Crick, see his biography at the Nobel Foundation.

2014-2015 Series

  • February 11, 2015: "A Primer on the Drug Development Process and Challenges Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry." Dr. David McKinzie, Senior Research Advisor in Neuroscience Discovery Research, Lilly Research Laboratories, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • November 12, 2014: "Understanding Individual Differences in Temperament: Insights from Neuroscience and Development". Dr. Emily Durbin, Michigan State, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • September 10, 2014: "Tuning Philosophical Intuitions: Cognitive Experience and Restrictionism" Dr. Chad Gonnnerman, University of Southern Indiana, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

2013-2014 Series

  • April 9, 2014: "Acting without intending: An analysis of ‘flow’ in skilled movement." Dr. Derek Jones, University of Evansville, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • February 12, 2014: "Motor performance following concussion". Dr. Robert Catena, University of Evansville, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • November 13, 2013: "Idealization and Identity in the Mind Sciences,"Dr. Tom Polger, University of Cincinnati, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • September 11, 2013: "Are Science and Religion Compatible?" Dr. Dale Edwards, University of Evansville, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

  • April 10, 2013: "Soy Diets and Stroke Outcomes." Dr. Joe Cheatwood, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • November 12, 2012: "The Varieties of Complexity" Dr. Luciano Floridi, University of Hertfordshire, 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • April 11, 2012: "Complexity and Cognition: Circuits Not Software." Dr. Anthony Beavers, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • February, 8, 2012: "Mechanisms of Sexually Dimorphic Estradiol Neuroprotection." Dr. Damani N. Bryant, Oregon Health & Science University. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • November 9, 2011: "Being Part of Something Bigger Than Us: The Patterns that Human Groups Spontaneously Create." Dr. Robert Goldstone, Indiana University. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • September 7, 2011: "Phytoestrogen Effect on Neonatal Rat Development." Dr. Lora Becker, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • April 11, 2011: "Animat Liberation." Mr. Derek Jones, Indiana University and UE Alum, Class of '03. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • February 9, 2011: "Are You a Juvenille Sex Offender? It Depends on Who You Are, Not Just What You Did." Dr. Maggie Stevenson, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • September 27, 2010: "When Your Profile Knows More about You than You Do: The Power of Cognitive Computing, or Why I Left Facebook." Dr. Anthony Beavers, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Smythe Lecture Hall, School of Business Administration. Special Event for the Inauguration of UE's New President, Dr. Tom Kazee.
  • September 8, 2010: "Sensory Neurophysiology and Targeted Brain Repair." Dr. Dennis L. Barbour, Washington University, St. Louis. 4:00-5:00. Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • April 21, 2010: "Cognition of Art." Dr. Ralph Larmann, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • February 17, 2010: "The HOT Theory of Consciousness and Its Neural Realization." Dr. Rocco Gennaro, University of Southern Indiana. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • November 11, 2009: "Measuring Working Memory Capacity Using Repetition Priming of Words." Dr. Bascom Raulerson III, University of Southern Indiana. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • September 9, 2009: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disease: One Psychiatrist's Perspective." Boris Vatel, M.D., Psychiatrist, Evansville State Hospital. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • April 15, 2009: "Methamphetamine Use in Adults." Dr. Michael Williams, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • February 18, 2009: "The Extended Mind and Intentionality." Mr. Steve Harris, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • November 12, 2008: "Human-Robot Interaction: The Need for Situated Embodied Natural Language Processing." Dr. Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • September 10, 2008: "Fruit Flies Inform Gender-based Behavior." Dr. Joyce Stamm, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • April 16, 2008: "Autism and the Brain." Mr. Trent Kriete, University of California, Merced, and UE Alum, Class of '98. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • February 20, 2008: "How We 'Think and Feel', Does It Matter?" Dr. John K. Layer, University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • November 14, 2007: "Monkeys, Mirror Neurons, and Other Minds." Dr. Colin Allen, Indiana University. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • September 12, 2007: "Dreams and the Birth of Consciousness: What Made Us Human." Dr. Ken Carter, University of Southern Indiana. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • April 18, 2007: "What Does Evolution Have to Do with Ethics?" Dr. William R. Connolly, The University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science.
  • February 21, 2007: "Are You Synching What I¹m Synching?" Infants’ Real-time Detection of Audiovisual Synchrony during Language Development." Dr. George Hollich, Purdue University. 4:00-5:00, KC 101.
  • November 15, 2006: "Three Views of Cognitive Science." Dr. Larry Colter, The University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, KC 101.
  • September 13, 2006: "A Developmental Case of Environmental Effects on Emotional Expression." Dr. Lora Becker, The University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, KC 101.
  • April 12, 2006: "The Frightened Brain: The Neuroscience of Fear." Dr. Chris Bloom, University of Southern Indiana. 4:00-5:00, 2006, KC 101.
  • February 15, 2006: "Dark Caves, Bright Visions: Cognitive Archaeology and Prehistoric Art." Dr. James Berry, The University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, KC 101.
  • November 16, 2005: "Modeling and Studying the Engineering Design Process with Soft Computing Techniques." Dr. Doug Ramers, The University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, KC 101.
  • September 14, 2005: "What Language Development in Autism, Fragile X Syndrome, and Down Syndrome Can Teach Us About How the Brain Works." Dr. Elizabeth Hennon, The University of Evansville. 4:00-5:00, KC 101.