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The Symbol of the Year in 2015, as voted by Symbolic Systems Program affiliates, is...

#BlackLivesMatter

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Black Lives Matter continued to be a major force in U.S. politics in 2015. A Notable Symbol selection in 2014 as well, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, for which the movement was named, had emerged ...


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The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Memory Systems and Theoretical Ways to Improve Them
featuring
Paul Li
Cognitive Science Program, UC Berkeley

Monday, March 7, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
We will discuss models of short- and long-term memory, explore case studies that ...


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The process for selecting the Symbol of the Year and Other Notable Symbols from 2015 has begun. Nominations are open through December 24th.


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Posted by Admin 1 year, 12 months ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

On the structural representation of silence
featuring
Vera Gribanova
Linguistics Department

Monday, February 22, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
One of the most prominent and widespread features of human language is that much of what we communicate ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Building Trust in Decision Support Systems for Aerospace
featuring
Mykel Kochenderfer
Aeronautics and Astronautics Deparment

Monday, April 25, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Starting in the 1970s, decades of effort went into building human-designed rules for providing ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Design Principles for Creating Effective Audio/Visual Media
featuring
Maneesh Agrawala
Computer Science Department

Monday, February 1, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
In the Age of the Internet a global community can now publish and consume audio ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 1 month ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Using living meta-analysis to understand the effects of international aid programs
featuring
Eva Vivalt
Economics Department

Monday, January 11, 2016
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Meta-analyses are often used in the medical literature to improve our understanding of ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 1 month ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

From the brain to the internet: Neuroforecasting funding outcomes
featuring
Brian Knutson
Psychology Department

Monday, November 9, 2015
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
In the past two decades, neuroimaging research has progressed from resolving distinct neural activity during ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 2 months ago

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Why Is Language So Ambiguous?
featuring
Thomas A. Wasow
Linguistics and Philosophy Departments

Monday, November 30, 2015
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Linguists and philosophers of language often assume that ambiguity is an undesirable property of linguistic expression ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 2 months ago
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