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Learning from others and teaching others: Children’s inferences and evaluations in social contexts
featuring
Hyowon Gweon
Psychology Department

Monday, April 27, 2015
12:15-1:05 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
What we know about the world is much more than the ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 8 months ago

Symbolic Systems Forum
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From On Body to Out of Body User Experience
featuring
James Landay
Computer Science Department

Monday, April 13, 2015
12:15-1:05 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
There are many urgent problems facing the planet: a degrading environment, a healthcare system in ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 8 months ago

Symbolic Systems Forum
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Old Desires, New Media
featuring
Diana Tamir
Psychology Department

Monday, April 6, 2015
12:15-1:05 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Humans are social animals. We live, work, and play side-by-side with other people, constantly communicating, interacting, and connecting. New social media ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 9 months ago

Symbolic Systems Forum
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Effects of differently weighting sound- and meaning-based cues in spoken word recognition
featuring
Meghan Sumner
Linguistics Department

Monday, March 9, 2015
12:15-1:05 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Listeners recognize both frequent (casual) and infrequent (careful) productions of words equally well ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 9 months ago

Symbolic Systems Forum
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Somatic Robots: Neural-Structural Integration
featuring
Vytas SunSpiral
Dynamic Tensegrity Research Lab (DTRL), NASA Ames Research Center

Friday, March 6, 2015
11:45am-12:30pm
Building 380, Room 381T
[NOTE: Special day, time, and location]

ABSTRACT:
Somatic Robotics approaches the design of physical structure and control intelligence as ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 9 months ago

Symbolic Systems Forum
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Algorithmic Rationality
featuring
Thomas Icard
Philosophy Department

Monday, February 23, 2015
12:15-1:05 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Familiar formal accounts of rational thought and action -- from classical logic, probability, decision theory, etc. -- do not take into account computational bounds, and ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 10 months ago

Summer internship descriptions are now visible to logged in users, and student profiles are visible to faculty. Match Madness is on!


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 10 months ago

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 Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (by about noon), with matching taking ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 10 months ago

Symbolic Systems Forum
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The Language of Food
featuring
Dan Jurafsky
Linguistics Department

Monday, February 2, 2015
12:15-1:05 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACT:
Did ketchup really come from China? Can the words on a menu predict the price?
Do restaurant reviews reveal the psychological ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 10 months ago

Photo showing protesters using the Hands Up gesture in        Ferguson, Missouri, August 2014, from        http://interoccupy.net/blog/hands-up-dont-shoot-demands/STANFORD, CA - Affiliates of the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University have chosen the hands up ("Don't shoot!") gesture as the Symbol of the Year from 2014, in their third annual vote for notable symbols.

The citation for the Symbol of the Year said: "The hands up ('Don't ...


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Posted by Admin 2 years, 11 months ago
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