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The selection process (also known as "Match Madness") for Symbolic Systems Summer Internships has begun. Students and faculty who are interested in participating should upload their profiles and internship descriptions, respectively. First Visibility for profiles and internships is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (at about noon), with matching taking ...


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Protest sign: "#BLACKLIVESMATTER", from https://www.flickr.com/photos/82417691@N00/16022084905, License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/STANFORD, CA - Affiliates of the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University have chosen the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter as the Symbol of the Year from 2015, in their fourth annual vote for notable symbols.

The citation for the Symbol of the Year said: "Black Lives Matter continued to be a major force ...


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

#BlackLivesMatter

Protest sign: "#BLACKLIVESMATTER", from https://www.flickr.com/photos/82417691@N00/16022084905, License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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 2 years, 4 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, 4 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 6 months ago
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