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Lab Talks (Last Update: 1/12)

Granularity and the acquisition of grammatical gender. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. January 2012, Annual Linguistic Society for America (LSA) Meeting, Portland.
German grammatical gender contributes to communicative efficiency. Talk given by Richard Futrell. January 2012, Annual Linguistic Society for America (LSA) Meeting, Portland. 
Discrimination, prediction and language: The importance of being wrong. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. October 2011, Indiana University, Bloomington, Cognitive Science Colloquium Series.
Language as Prediction. Talk given by Michael Ramscar as an honorary B.F. Skinner Lecturer. May 30, 2011, ABAI Convention, Denver. 
How children learn to value numbers: Information structure and the acquisition of numerical understanding. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. July 23, 2011, 33rd Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, MA.
The Evolution of Noun Classification in Two Germanic Languages. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. July 16, 2011, 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Boston, MA. 
Manipulating information structure as a method of localizing information processing in the brain. Presentation by Sam McClure and Michael Ramscar. April 2011, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco.
The Importance of Being Wrong. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. February 2011, University of Pennsylvania, Dept of Psychology.
Discrimination, prediction and language: The importance of being wrong. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. February 2011, Princeton University, Dept of Psychology.
The Artificiality of Grammar. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. January 2011, UCSD, Dept of Linguistics.
Information structure and learning: the artificiality of grammar. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. January 2011, Quantitative Measures in Morphology and Morphological Development, San Diego.
Why Aren’t We Doing Open Science? Panel co-chaired by Melody Dye. January 2011, Science Online 2011, North Carolina.
How children learn to value numbers: Information structure and the acquisition of numerical understanding. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. November 2010, Psychonomics, St. Louis.
Directional Effects and the Distributional Hypothesis.  Talk given by Melody Dye & Michael Ramscar.  September 2010, CSDL / ESLP, San Diego.
An Acquired Taste: How reading literature affects sensitivity to word distributions when judging literary texts.  Talk given by Michael Ramscar. August 2010, Cognitive Science, Portland, OR.
An Acquired Taste: How reading literature affects sensitivity to word distributions when judging literary texts.  Talk given by Justine Kao.  July 2010, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Portland, OR.
On the Importance of Being Wrong. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. February 2010, Symbolic Systems Forum. Stanford, CA.
Language as a Predictive Process. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. UCM Psychology Talk Series. October 2009, Merced, CA.
Modeling in Developmental Psychology. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. August 2009, MathPsych, Amsterdam.
Grammatical Gender Blocking. Talk given by Inbal Arnon. July 2009, Cognitive Science. Amsterdam.
Expectation and negative evidence in language learning.Talk given by Michael Ramscar. International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. July 2009, Manchester, UK.
No Representation Without Taxation. Talk given by Melody Dye. July 2009, Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy & Psychology, Bloomington, IN.
Language is Uncertain. Talk given by Michael Ramscar. April 2009, Stanford Humanities Center Research Workshops. Stanford, CA.