Music and Thinking.

“Movement and Timing: Exploring the relationship between musical training, rhythm perception, and sensorimotor integration”  Michael Schutz (MAPLE Lab, McMaster University) Where: MUSC 403/533F: “Cognition of Musical Rhythm,” School of Music, room 400B When: Tuesday, September 20, 2:30-3:15pm Abstract: Movement and music share a tight relationship – head bobbing and foot tapping are ubiquitous when listening, and many performers routinely […] […]

Interesting Visual Analytics Talk hosted by LAVA

LAVA (Learning Analytics, Visual Analytics) is incredibly fortunate to be able to host an analytics talk by Dr Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (, University of Maryland. We invite you to join us and hear about developments in visual and temporal analysis by Ben […] […]

PhD Scholarship and RA Opportunities in Australia!

Here are some opportunities down under that might be of interest to all of you! PhD Scholarship Opportunities for projects with the Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences Laboratory ( at Queensland University of Technology (QUT),  Brisbane, Australia. Research in our lab makes use of a range of methodologies, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiology (intracranial […] […]

Visual Analytics Training from VIVA

There’s a SFU/UBC Workshop (hosted by VIVA) at which you can gain experience in handling some of the most crucial items in the VA toolkit. Dates: Sept 20 – Nov 10, Time: Tues/Thurs: 13:30-15:00 Place: Forest Sciences Centre Rm. #2300A Registration is handled through SFU’s continuing education department but is open for UBC students. Click […] […]

Open position for a student volunteer on a HRI research project

Description of the project: The CARIS lab is looking for a student to help conduct a small and well-defined research project on human-robot interaction. The purpose of this project is to evaluate a new controller that has been devised to express a robot’s state of ‘hesitation’ while interacting with a person. Unlike previous work we […] […]

Lost and hopefully to be Found…

We are planning a big clean up for the Friedman Building Lab (COGS300 lab) on the weekend of the 27th. This will involve removing/throwingOut a lot of the random stuff that has been collecting there over the last few years. […]

Fresh new module list!

Are you trying to sort out your academic life and/or are trying to fill in those COGS module requirements? If so, this is your lucky day! Check out our new module list and luxuriate in the panoply of choices. […]

Meet the profs: Redux!

As you are probably aware of, we had a Meet the Profs event last term so students, professors, and other faculty members could get to know each other outside of the classroom. […]

Are you looking to go on to Graduate School?

If so check out this program from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain… […]