Two poster sessions (one on November 6th and one on November 7th, 20 posters per session) provide a forum for PhD students and postdocs to network and receive feedback on their work related to attention-learning interactions.

The Cognitive Science Society has generously offered a $250 prize for the best student presentation. The prize winner will also receive complimentary membership to the Cognitive Science Society for the next year.

Congratulations to the following student award winners:

Cognitive Science Society Best Student Presentation ($250 + CogSci membership)

    • Megan deBettencourt (Princeton)

Domestic awards ($300 + free registration)

    • Matthew Balcarras (York)
    • Paulo Carvalho (Indiana)

International awards ($1000 + free registration)

    • Kelly Garner (Queensland)
    • Julia Foecker (Geneva)

Recognition of excellence awards ($200)

    • Catarina Vales (Indiana)
    • Sarah Kucker (Dallas)
    • Barbara Pomiechowska (Birkbeck, University of London)
    • Samantha Carouso (Cornell)

Poster Session 1: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2 Daniel Messinger

University of Miami

Structure of early infant looking

3 Maggie Guy

University of Tennessee

Processing in 6 month olds

4 Nancy Shi

University of Toronto

Physical salience attentional capture and eye tracking

5 Vanessa Troiani

Temple University

Social reward value, visual experience

6 Adrien Baranes

Columbia University

Intrinsic Motivations and Learning in Constrained Environments

7 Christopher Erb

Brown University

Development of cognitive control with flanker task

8 Catarina Vales

University of Indiana

How do words guide attention, young children

9 Mariam Aly

Princeton University

Attentional states in medial temporal lobe memory system

10 Jordan Barnes

Simon Frasier University

A dynamic neural field theory of eye movements during a category learning task

11 Kelly Garner

University of Queensland

Distinct cognitive training benefits

12 Julia Foecker

University of Rochester/Geneva

Top down and stimulus driven networks/ video games

13 Sarah Kucker

University of Texas, Dallas

Novelty bias in language development

14 Rebecca Nako

Birkbeck College, University of London

The acquisition of attentional templates for target objects in visual search

15 Paulo Carvalho

University of Indiana

Building representations that can be used: How children sample information during relational thinking

16 Mathew Balcarras

York University

Reinforcement learning predicts value driven attentional selection in foraging task

17 Melissa Elston

Cornell University

Grounding parental responsiveness to sensory-motor dynamics in parent-child interactions

Poster Session 2: Thursday, November 7, 2013

19 Koeun Choi

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Attention comprehension and learning - eye-tracking

20 Vivian Ciaramitaro

University of Massachusetts Boston

Crossmodal Attention: Learning to Attend Across Sensory Modalities?

21 Mariann Oemisch

York University, Toronto

The anterior cingulate cortex participates in modulating and driving attentional control as revealed by functional connectivity in macaque prefrontal cortex cells

22 Caitlin Fausey

University of Indiana

The changing rhythms of life: Activity cycles in the first two years of everyday experience

23 Barbara Pomiechowska

Birkbeck College, University of London

During infancy conceptual information modulates perception and advances our understanding of how perceptual info interacts in the brain

24 Elena Tenenbaum

Brown University

Attention and word learning, in ASD, learning delayed and TD

25 Chi-hsin Chen

University of Indiana

When two processes compete- learning words and categories

26 Samantha Carouso

Cornell University

Development of juvenile female responsiveness to adult song in zebra finch

28 Zsuzusa Kaldy

University of Massachusetts Boston

Increased task-specific attentional focus in 2 year old toddlers with ASD

29 Brett Roads

University of Colorado, Boulder

Using Attentional Highlighting to Train Visual Expertise

30 Gina Mason

Cornell University

Relationship between infant visual attention and caregiver sensitivity

31 Karrie E. Godwin

Carnegie Mellon University

Classroom Design, Attention Allocation, & Learning in Kindergarten Students

32 Rebecca Gomez

University of Arizona

Infants prioritize regularity during incidental learning

33 Pedro Cardoso-Leite

University of Geneva

How technology use shapes attentional control

34 Megan de Bettencourt

Princeton University

Learning to sustain attention with real time fMRI neurofeedback

35 Maya Rosen

Boston University

Differential hemispheric asymmetries in posterior parietal cortex during long term memory guided attention and visually guided attention