2019/20 Departmental Seminar Series

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Academic Year 2018/19

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4-5 pm in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre (IGLT), which is located in the Whitehead Building (WB) at Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, unless otherwise noted. Maps and directions can be found on our campus place finder.

All talks are open to staff, students and members of the public. Attendance is free and there is no need to book in advance. For further information, contact Dr Daniel Yon d.yon(@gold.ac.uk).  


Autumn Term 2019

17 Oct: Prof Asifa Majid (University of York) - "When cross-cultural differences in language do and do not affect cognition "

24 Oct: Prof Stephen Lindsay (University of Victoria) - "The credibility revolution in the life sciences" 

31 Oct: Dr Evelyne Mercure (Goldsmiths) - "Deafness, language experience & brain plasticity in infants"

14 Nov: Prof Cecilia Heyes (Oxford) - "Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking" [NB: The Hermelin Lecture, different time & followed by drinks reception. Separate details to follow]

21 Nov: Dr Sam Gilbert (UCL) - "Outsourcing memory to external devices: Metacognition, development and cognitive offloading"

28 Nov: Dr Federica Biotti (Royal Holloway) - "Recognising bodily states through voices and vision"

5 Dec: Dr Elisa Ferre (Royal Holloway) - " From vestibular encoding to vestibular cognition"

12th Dec: Dr Matthew Pelowski (University of Vienna) – “Can you really feel what I do?: behavioural and brain studies on empathic and emotional connections between viewers and artists”


Spring Term 2020

16 Jan: Joanne Kenrick (Goldsmiths, University of London) - "When it comes to lying, does practise make perfect?"

23 Jan: Dr Simon van Gaal (Amsterdam) – “Interactions between expectations and conscious report”  

30 Jan: Dr Jim Everitt (Kent) – “Moral actions and moral persons”  

6 Feb: Dr Matt Davis (Cambridge) – “Predicting and understanding speech”  

13 Feb: Dr Gavin Buckingham (University of Exeter) - "Learning skills by observing errors"

27 Feb: Dr Nura Sidarus (Royal Holloway) - 

5 Mar:  Sinead Rocha (Cambridge) -  “Rhythm in Infancy”  

12 Mar: Lawrence Paithis (Plymouth) -  

19 Mar: Clare Press (Birkbeck) - "How do models of our actions shape social perception?"

26 Mar: Sophie Sowden (Birmingham) -