Archive of Past Talks

Archive of Speakers

Jason Lerch: Senior Scientist, Neuroscience and Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children and Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, U of T

"Modelling Autism as a Collection of Rare Disorders"

March 14, 2016


2015 Colloquia

John Zelenski: Department of Psychology, Carleton University

"Would introverts be happier if they behaved more like extraverts?"

March 9, 2015


Mary Rudner, Linkoping University, Sweden

Working memory for sign and speech - Cognitive representation and aging

March 16, 2015


2014 Colloquia

Dr. Cheryl McCormick, Brock University

"Adolescence as a "sensitive period" to the effects of social stressors: Effects on social behaviour and on the HPA axis"

November 3, 2014


Dr. Uzma Rehman, University of Waterloo

"Do we need to reconsider the role of sexuality in relationship research?"

March 31, 2014


2013 Colloquia

Dr. Sven Mattys, University of York

"A typology of speech recognition in adverse conditions: Focusing on cognitive load"

November 13, 2013


Dr. Patricia Ganea, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

"Thinking of things unseen: Toddlers' use of language to update mental representations"

April 1, 2013


Dr. Elena Choleris, University of Guelph

"Estrogen's involvement in mice social and non-social learning"

March 25, 2013


Dr. Junchal Kim, University of Toronto St. George

"Linking genetically defined neuron types to behaviour using a genetic neuron manipulation approach"

February 4, 2013


Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude, Queens University

"How attention influences auditory perceptual organization"

January 28, 2013


2012 Colloquia

Dr. Katherine White, University of Waterloo

"A balancing act in toddlers’ early word recognition"

March 5, 2012


Dr. Raymond Mar, York University

Stories, the Simulation of Experience, and Relation to our Social Worlds”

February 6, 2012


Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum, York University

"Understanding hippocampal amnesia: Findings from patient and neuroimaging studies”

January 30, 2012


2011 Colloquia

Dr. Michael Poulin, SUNY, Buffalo

“Why is Helping Healthy?  Genes, Emotions, and Trust as Factors Linking Health and Prosocial Behavior”

November 21, 2011


Dr. Robert Remez, Barnard College and Columbia University

"I would know that voice anywhere!" The role of phonetic sensitivity in the perceptual identification of individual talkers

March 28, 2011


Dr. Susan Andersen, Harvard Medical School

"Early adversity produces delayed psychiatric and anatomical effects"

March 7, 2011


Dr. Jennifer Campos, Toronto Rehab

"Multisensory self-motion perception in real and virtual environments"

February 7, 2011


2010 Colloquia

Dr. Lorne Campbell, University of Western Ontario

"Measuring up: The unique emotional and regulatory outcomes of different perceived partner-ideal discrepancies in romantic relationships"

November 22, 2010


2009 Colloquia

Dr. Keith Rayner, UCSD

"Eye movements and cognitive processes in reading"

May 4, 2009


Dr. Dana Small, Yale University

"Taste, flavor and feeding in the "obesogenic" environment"

April 6, 2009


Dr. Susan Lederman, Queen's University at Kingston

"Feeling Faces: Processing Personal Identity and Emotional Expressions by Touch"

March 2, 2009


2008 Colloquia

Dr. Lique Coolen, University of Western Ontario

"The neurobiology of sexual reward"

December 1, 2008


Dr. Stefan Kohler, University of Western Ontario

"Neural mechanisms of novelty detection and recognition memory in humans"

November 24, 2008


Dr. Kelly Klump, Michigan State University

"Genetic Influences on Disordered Eating: The Importance of Puberty"

March 31st, 2008


Dr. Athena Vouloumanos, New York University

"Speech as Signal for Infants"

March 3rd, 2008


Dr. Louis A. Schmidt, McMaster University

"Temperament, Shyness, and Anxiety Disorders: Looking for Links Across the Lifespan"

January 28th, 2008


2007 Colloquia

Dr. Mel D. Rutherford, McMaster University

"Social Perception in those with and without autism: Where are we now?"

November 26th, 2007


Dr. David Sherry, University of Western Ontario

"Remodelling the brain: Seasonal neurogenesis in the hippocampus of avian brood parasites and food cachers"

October 29th, 2007


Dr. James Cutting, Cornell University

"Making and maintaining an artistic canon: An empirical historiography"

October 1st, 2007


Dr. Marc H. Bornstein, National Institutes of Health 

"The Architecture of the Child Mind"

September 11th, 2007


Dr. Ellen Winner, Boston College; Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"The Role of the Arts in Developmental Psychology"

May 14th, 2007


Dr. David A. Dunning, Cornell University

"Why People Fail to Recognize Their Own Incompetence"

March 26th, 2007


Dr. Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton, University of Western Ontario

"For every season (Brains! Brains! Brains!): Seasonal Plasticity of Songbird Brain and Behaviour"

February 26th, 2007


2006 Colloquia

Dr. Judith Smetana, University of Rochester

"Disclosure, secrecy and disagreements in adolescent-parent relationships"

December 4th, 2006


Dr. Nicola S. Clayton, University of Cambridge 

"Corvid Cognition: What do birds know about other minds and other times"

October 27th, 2006


Dr. Phani Radhakrishnan, University of Toronto Scarborough

"Understanding by Writing: A report on the Writing Initiative"

October 16th, 2006


Dr. Linda B. Smith,  Indiana University

"Words, actions, and object categories"

September 25th, 2006