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Mind, Technology, & Society Invited Speaker Series

What is MTS?

MTS is the department’s Mind, Technology, and Society speaker series. It is hosted by a different faculty member each semester. Founded by a generous gift from Professors Robert Glushko and Pamela Samuelson, MTS brings researchers and industry professionals from across the globe to present a variety of interdisciplinary work in cognitive science. See our UCMerced CogSci youtube channel for videos of past MTS talks!

Who is invited to attend?

CIS graduate students, faculty, and staff, and all who are interested! Members of other departments at UC Merced as well as the general public are encouraged to attend. (Note: current CIS Ph.D. students are required to attend MTS each semester in residence, to fulfill their COGS 250 course requirement).

For more information or to sign up for email announcements, please contact the talk series organizer:

MTS Spring 2024 Schedule

Location: All talks will be held Mondays in COB 114 from 3-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

January 29: COB 114 | Petr Janata, UC Davis

February 5: COB 114 | Lindsay Bowman, UC Davis

February 12: COB 114 | Michael Beauchamp, University of Pennsylvania

February 26: Remote |  Lauren Whitehurst, University of Kentucky

March 4: COB 114 | Jessica Grahn, Western University

March 11: COB 114 | Pablo Ripolles, New York University

March 18: COB 114 | Viorica Marian, Northwestern University

April 1: COB 114 | Manvir Singh, UC Davis

April 8: COB 114 | Steve Luck, UC Davis

April 15: COB 114 | Michelle Diaz, Pennsylvania State University

April 22: Remote | WeiWei Zhang, UC Riverside

April 29: COB 114 | Gi-Yeul Bae, Arizona State


Updated April 2024