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August 20, 2020
In Fall 2020, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Assistant Professor Dr. Rachel Ryskin. We asked Rachel about her background, research and teaching interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? My parents...
April 21, 2020
Carolyn Dicey Jennings, UC Merced associate professor of Cognitive and Information Sciences, published her first book this spring, "The Attending Mind," with Cambridge University Press (UC has free access to the contents here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/attending-mind/...
April 3, 2020
UC Merced Cognitive Science Professor Michael Spivey has published a new book titled, “Who You Are: The Science of Connectedness,”  which is forthcoming from MIT Press. Who are you? Are you just a brain? A brain and a body? All the things you have done and the friends you have...
December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Assistant Professor, Dr. Daniel Hicks We asked Daniel about their background, research interests, and why they're excited about UC Merced. See their responses below.  What is your background? I was...
December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Assistant Professor Dr. Hanna Gunn. We asked Hanna about her background, research interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? I thought I...
December 9, 2019
In Fall 2019, Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Assitant Professor Dr. Lace Padilla. We asked Lace about her background, research interests, and why she’s excited about UC Merced. See her responses below. What is your background? I had a former life as...
May 21, 2019
Teenie Matlock is the McClatchy Chair in Communications, Professor of Cognitive Science, and Founding Faculty, at the University of California, Merced, where she is currently Vice Provost for the Faculty (Interim).  Dr. Matlock received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from UC Santa Cruz,...
September 24, 2018
In Fall 2018 Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes a new Research Scientist, Dr. Tony Shahin. We asked Tony about his background, research interests, and why he’s excited about UC Merced. See his responses below.  What is your background? My undergraduate and graduate...
September 5, 2018
In Fall 2018 Cognitive & Information Sciences welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Kristina Backer. We asked Kristina about her background, research interests, and what she’s excited to teach at UC Merced. What is your background? I am a cognitive neuroscientist. I completed my...
October 17, 2017
Jazz musicians riffing with each other, humans talking to each other and pods of killer whales all have interactive conversations that are remarkably similar to each other, new research revealed today. Cognitive science researchers at UC Merced have developed a new method for analyzing and...

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